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The Resource The almost sisters : a novel, Joshilyn Jackson

The almost sisters : a novel, Joshilyn Jackson

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The almost sisters : a novel
Title
The almost sisters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joshilyn Jackson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Jackson, Joshilyn
Dewey number
813/.6
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LC call number
PS3610.A3525
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Joshilyn Jackson
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  • Single mothers
  • Pregnancy
  • Grandmothers
  • Dementia
  • Family secrets
  • Dementia
  • Family secrets
  • Grandmothers
  • Pregnancy
  • Single mothers
  • Alabama
  • Alabama
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general
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The almost sisters : a novel, Joshilyn Jackson
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online resource
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 48 min., 20 sec.))
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online
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Isbn
9780062682130
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)993624776
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Label
The almost sisters : a novel, Joshilyn Jackson
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Publication
Manufacture
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 48 min., 20 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062682130
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital.
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e9860f59-cb6c-4c7c-9c12-f1c11ba7f3d9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
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  • (OCoLC)993624776
  • (OCoLC)ocn993624776
  • 1332385
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