Monday, May 02, 2005

GCC: gods in Alabama

Okay we'll get to the juicy RT pics in the next entry (patience is a virtue, Diana **grin**) But first up we have a Girlfriend Cyber Circuit book to tell you about. Joshilyn Jackson and her Southern Fiction book gods in Alabama.

Here's a blurb:

When Arlene Fleet headed off to college in Chicago, she made three promises to God: She would never again lie, she would stop fornicating with every boy who crossed her path, and she'd never, ever go back to her tiny hometown of Possett, Alabama (the "fourth rack of Hell"). All God had to do in exchange was to make sure the body of high school quarterback Jim Beverly was never found. Ten years later, Arlene has kept her promises, but an old school-mate has recently turned up asking questions. And now Arlene's African American beau has given her a tough ultimatum: introduce him to her family, or he's gone. As she prepares to confront guilt, discrimination, and a decade of deception, Arlene is about to discover just how far she will go to find redemption - and love.
Sounds intriguing, huh? Joshilyn got a starred review from Library Journal. They said, "Forget steel magnolias---meet titanium blossoms in Jackson's debut novel, a potent mix of humor, murder, and a dysfunctional Southern family."

If you're curious how she got her interesting title and what's influenced Joshilyn in her writing, you can check out a q&a she has on her website. And if you're curious what's up next for this talented Southern novelist, you can read about her upcoming novel Between, Georgia.

You can order gods in Alabama here.

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