SOUTHERN FICTION

THE ALMOST SISTERS

After one-too-many tequila shots at a convention, a comic book artist from a wealthy small-town south family gets knocked up by an anonymous Batman. When she goes home to tell her beloved grandmother that she'll be single-mothering a biracial baby, she learns that Birchie has secrets of her own---and a very literal skeleton in the closet. "Compulsively readable" – Booklist

 #1 INDIE NEXT Pick | ALA Library Reads Pick | SIBA Okra Pick | Barnes & Noble Best Fiction Pick

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THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE

A former foster kid who has reinvented herself as a savagely successful divorce lawyer learns she's not an only child, and her baby sister’s missing. Can an expert at taking families apart put her own back together? "Combines exquisite writing, vivid personalities, and imaginative storylines while subtly contemplating race, romance, family, and self... searing yet ultimately uplifting" - Kirkus

 #1 Indie Next Pick | Barnes & Noble Top Pick | Amazon Best Book of the Month

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SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY

Single mom Shandi believes in miracles and destiny; Autistic geneticist William Ashe in science and free will. They meet at gunpoint, taken hostage in a robbery gone wrong. Random fact or fate?  "Witty, cleverly constructed and including a truly surprising twist... a nuanced exploration of faith, family and the things we do for love." – People Magazine

Target Book Club Pick | #1 Indie Next Pick | Amazon Best Book of the Month | SIBA Okra Pick | LibraryReads Selection

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MY OWN MIRACULOUS

A novella prequel to SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY.

Shandi had her son at seventeen, and four years later, she still lives with Mom, Dad pays her bills, and her best friend, Walcott, always has her back. But Natty is no ordinary kid, and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger, only Shandi sees the true menace. To protect him, Shandi must grow up—fast—and answer the question, How can a girl remake herself into a mother?

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A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY

When a long-hidden grave is unearthed in the backyard, headstrong young Mosey Slocumb is determined to investigate. Her mother and grandmother are equally determined to keep the past buried. What Mosey learns could cost her family everything. "mesmerizing ...Jackson’s most absorbing book yet," – Booklist, Starred Review

2012 Goodreads Choice Awards Top Ten Finalist in Fiction | SIBA Okra Pick | Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection: Best Adult Books for a Young Adult Audience

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BACKSEAT SAINTS

Armed with only her wit, her pawpy’s ancient .45, and her dog Fat Gretel, Rose Mae hightails it out of Texas, running from the man who will never let her go, on a mission to find the mother who did. "Channels a bit of Flannery O’Connor with its sense of Southern Gothic...yet it’s fast-paced and darkly funny enough to throw in your tote for a beach weekend." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Indie Next Pick | Georgia Author of the Year Award | Finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction

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THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING

A suburban mom finds the body of a girl floating face down in her backyard pool. To protect her family and learn the truth, she must reconnect with her wild sister and set out on a dangerous journey into their shared past  "A great tale...southern mystery filled with troubled characters and a whodunit crime [that] builds to an exciting and violent ending, one that surprises yet seems to fit." – USA Today

Audie Award Nominee | Finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction

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BETWEEN, GEORGIA

 In Between, Georgia, population 90, the feud that began before Nonny was born is escalating. A random act of violence will set a torch to a thirty-year-old stash of highly flammable secrets---and Nonny's right in the middle of it. "One of this decade’s most commendable novels...overflows with gut-wrenching sadness and laugh-out-loud humor" - BookPage

#1 Indie Next Pick | Publisher’s Weekly Listen Up Award | Audiofile’s Best Audiobook List | Georgia Author of the Year Award

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GODS IN ALABAMA

 When Arlene Fleet headed off to college in Chicago, she made a deal with God: She'd never tell another lie, she'd stop fornicating with every boy she met, and she’d never set foot back in Alabama. All God had to do was keep the body of the man she killed hidden. Ten years later, God's about to break that deal.  "Required reading ...  one of the most striking characters you’ll ever encounter"– New York Post

#1 Indie Next Pick | Winner of SIBA’s 2005 Novel of the Year Award

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