Between Georgia - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Joshilyn Jackson 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 he... more »art in 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 that began the night Nonny was born is escalating, and a random act of violence is about to ignite a stash of family secrets. Ironically, it might be just what the town needs...if only Nonny weren't stuck in between.
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I really enjoyed this book. It mixes life in a small southern town and current city life. It opens the world of the deaf and blind. It bespeaks of levels of mental health. What makes family family? What we dislike or are intolerant in others is often our own deficits.
I enjoyed Gods in Alabama so much that I wanted to read more from Joshilyn Jackson. Between Georgia was also a very good, touching, heart-wrenching story about women trying to find their way in this world. Strong characters, strong plot, great story!
If you liked Gods in Alabama, you are sure to like this one as well. Joshilyn Jackson does it again with a book that you will love to read and will be sad to finish... because you won't want it to be over. The first half of the book is a bit slow because there is so much background story that has to be told. Once you hit the second half though, you will NOT be able to put it down. Great story! Great writing! I highly recommend this author and I highly reocmmend this book. You won't be disappointed.
This book is about a young woman, Nonny Jane Frett, caught between two families in the very small town of Between, Georgia, the Crabtrees, from whom she was stolen, and the Fretts, by whom she was raised. If that wasn't enough cause for drama, throw in the fact that Nonny has two men in her life, Henry Crabtree, who has been in love with her for ages, and Jonno, her husband. This book is filled with unique characters, crazy, deaf, blind, criminal, this book has it all, another great book by Joshilyn Jackson, although I thought 'Gods in Alabama' was far better. This one starts off with a bang, slows down a bit in the middle, then picks up pace at the end, an enjoyable read overall! I'm beginning to like southern fiction.
Elaine S. reviewed Between, Georgia (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 6
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm adding this author to my favorites list. Her writing style is entertaining and the characters are solid. I found myself laughing hysterically, tearing up, and holding my breath all in a matter of a few pages.