The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

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Read The Almost Sisters Online Free - With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman.

It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy--an unexpected but not unhappy development in the thirty-eight year-old's life. But before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional, Southern family, her step-sister Rachel's marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind, and she's been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie, her best friend since girlhood.

Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother's affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and tell her family that she's pregnant. Yet just when Leia thinks she's got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie's been hiding. Tucked in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War. Its exposure threatens the family's freedom and future, and it will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her son and his missing father, and the world she thinks she knows.



Title : The Almost Sisters
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ISBN : 006210571X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Reviews


Chelsea rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2017

I swear, every time I pick up a book written by Joshilyn Jackson I say it’s the best she’s ever written and she cannot possibly top it, but every time I’m wrong. I had a feeling before ever cracking the spine (just kidding, I’m not a monster to my books) that this one was special. Sure, the cover...


Will rated it ★★★★☆

July 12, 2017

My whole life I’d seen only one. I loved my South, though I could see how it was broken, plagued still with the legacies of slavery and war and segregation, history and a thousand unseen walls divided up the territory so that we had a black Baptist church and a white one, and the narrow aisle b...


Jen rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2017

This is the 2nd novel I've read by this author and she continues to impress me. They tend to be written more on the lighter side and when I started this, I rolled my eyes and thought, really the protagonist is a cartoonist? A superhero one,too? With a one night stand? Gag me. Is this a beach read?...


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

Jackson's creative juices are flying high with her STORY WITHIN THIS STORY. It's sooooo good, that I want to BUY A COPY of the created *graphic novel*, "Violence in Violet"...(with drawings of rabbits - fat mice - puffy birds - etc. ). I would pay for this paper graphic novel!!! Leia's ( Lay), me...


Julie rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 2017

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson is a William Morrow publication. An insane and highly addicting concoction of quirky southern drama- Set in Alabama, this story centers around Leia Birch Briggs, a comic book illustrator, trying to give her most famous character new life with a prequel. But,...


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

April 21, 2017

I adore this author, will read anything she writes. How many author can combine the grace and elegance of the south while deftly showing many of the issues that are still apparent underneath the charming veneer. Can combine the devastating effects of lewey bodies, Batman, sex crazed rabbits, a gr...


Angela M rated it ★★★★☆

July 17, 2017

This is the third book I have read by Joshilyn Jackson and with every one I read I want to read another . I have several of her earlier books to read yet, but I couldn't resist this recently published book given the chance to read it. This novel is so readable- I know people say that a lot and it...


Karen rated it ★★★★☆

July 17, 2017

Oh my, I really enjoyed this book. This is a book of Southern origins. It combines a story line of race relationships, super heroes, single motherhood, and long buried secrets. I've only read one other book by this author and enjoyed both. I will be reading more of her work!


Cheri rated it ★★★★★

July 24, 2017

4.5 Stars The first Joshilyn Jackson book I read was “Someone Else’s Love Story,” which has a special place in my heart since it was my introduction to Jackson in the first place. How can you not love a book that begins the way that one does? I haven’t yet read one of her novels that I didn’t enjo...


Joshilyn rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who...





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