Tuesday, July 11, 2006

book tour with Joshilyn Jackson!



Starred Kirkus Review
"In her accomplished second novel, Jackson sweeps the reader away to where gravel crunches underfoot and the smell of corn bread wafts in the air. The plot is precise and sweet, and Jackson includes the perfect ingredients: quirky characters, a picturesque setting and ample surprises. Evocative and lovingly crafted.:

Starred Booklist
"Jackson returns with a second quirky and touching novel about the South. Jackson has been compared to Fannie Flagg, and rightfully so: her characters are vivid and lovable, put in situations that are so hard to explain it's just easier to pass the book lovingly along to a friend. A climatic ending with perfect story resolution makes this book tidy and uplifting, and even the most cynical reader will surely smile as the back cover closes."

Joshilyn Jackson burst onto the scene with her first bestselling novel, gods in Alabama, which was the #1 Book Sense Pick when it was released. Now, to the delight of her growing fans everywhere, she returns with another novel set in the eccentric South of her own invention - her second #1 Book Sense Pick in a row - BETWEEN, GEORGIA -- Warner Books Hardcover; July 3, 2006

Nonny Frett understands the meaning of the phrase "in between a rock and a hard place: better than any woman alive. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy." She's got two men: a husband who's easing out the back door: and a best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in the her front yard. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who lost her and won't forget how they were done wrong.

Now, in BETWEEN, GEORGIA, population 90, a feud is escalating, and random act of violence is about to ignite a stash of family secrets. Ironically, it might be just what the town need...if only Nonny weren't stuck in between.

About the Author
Joshilyn Jackson is the bestselling author of gods in Alabama, a native of the Deep South, a former actor and award-winning teacher, and now a mother of two. Her work has previously appeared in TriQuarterly and Calyx, as well as the anothology ChickLit II. Jackson lives with her family outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

Also available in paperback for the first time:
gods in Alabama (Warner Books Trade Paperback; June 13, 2006

joshilyn's blog:faster that kudza

(check out joshilyn's blog post about her book tour. funny stuff. sadly familiar stuff. :D)


Anonymous said...

I like that cover!

I also like the description.

Ka-ching. I think you just made a sale.

anne frasier said...

jason, i usually don't like what i call soft covers, but i LOVE this cover. wow! her last cover was great too. haven't read any of her stuff, but this sounds like something i would really like and it is getting amazing reviews.

Kelly Parra said...

She seems like a good natured person. I did an interview with her and she cracked me up. =D

anne frasier said...

kelly -- i agree.

her blog is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Alright, so I walked down to Borders and bought BOTH books, this release and her debut.

The opening paragraph of Gods in Alabama was great! I was laughing out loud in the bookstore in appreciation of the wit.

Just so you know, however, I'm a little miffed at you, Anne, for spending my money. ;)

anne frasier said...


woot for cyber girlfriends!

i wonder if that first line in on her website? or amazon....

Jeff said...

I think I'm going to take a closer look at this book. :)
Thanks, Anne.

anne frasier said...

jeff, i'm going to have to go get a copy so i don't feel left out. we're going to have a book club going here.

GeorgiaPeach said...

I read God's in Alabama and LOVED it!!! I hope to meet Joshilyn in Atlanta this week. Yesterday I purchased Between, Georgia. I have three kids so reading any book has to be done in my limited down time :-). Joshilyn's stories make me think about my Alabama/Georgia heritage. I lived in Alabama 30 years before moving to Georgia... part of me relates to God's in Alabama.

anne frasier said...

hi georgiapeach!
thanks for stopping by to give Joshilyn another rave. i can't wait to read this book! :)