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Gods in Alabama
Gods in Alabama
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
A crime from her youth threatens a young woman's future in this extraordinary debut novel that follows in the bestselling Southern tradition of Big Stone Gap. When Arlene Fleet headed off to college in Chicago, she made three promises to God: she would never again lie, never fornicate outside of marriage, and never, ever go back to her tiny home...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446694537
ISBN-10: 0446694533
Publication Date: 6/1/2006
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 319 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 11
Excellent and fast read. This is a great chick book all the way, I started reading it yesterday and read every free moment I had until it was finished- definitely a page turner. The author wrote in such a way that was so detailed and I could really envision being in the same situations. She really described the characters so well. I HIGHLY recommend this book. It is amazing and impressive for a writer's first novel! I am adding her to my list of favorite authors and can't wait to read her Between Georgia and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.
reviewed Gods in Alabama on + 43 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
There are Gods in Alabama and I killed one of them.
This story is about a girl who carries around a secret and then is forced to face all that she left behind. The story is told in two ways. One story is told in the present and the other is the story that drove her from Alabama and changed her life in many ways.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the way the story unfolded and how the ending was not at all what I expected. I loved that although it could have been a heavy story it had just enough humor that it was a light and fun read.
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Helpful Score: 5
Great novel. Alternates from present to past -- both of which are interesting and well written. A family in turmoil over several events and truths revealed bit by bit.
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Helpful Score: 4
Really great book! Unexpected plot and surprise ending. If you're a southerner, you'll definitely recognize these characters as people you've known. I highly recommend this one.
curledupwithabook avatar reviewed Gods in Alabama on + 169 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Easy to get into. The author gives us a peek into a traditional and somewhat dysfunctional Southern family through the eyes of Lena, the daughter who left it all behind. Begrudgingly, she returns to her roots and faces her dragons - a long-ago murder, the introduction of her (wonderful) black boyfriend, her ferocious aunt and looney mother. Through it all is the deep abiding love of her cousin and, ultimately, the redemption Lena has been seeking. Well written with engaging characters and a heart-wrenching story.
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reviewed Gods in Alabama on + 11 more book reviews
This is my second book by Joshilyn Jackson. While I did not enjoy it as much as the first one I read, it was still enjoyable and a pretty easy read. Looking forward to see what else she has out there.
lauren-s avatar reviewed Gods in Alabama on + 16 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. It took me a little bit to get started, but once I did, I really got into it.

I would recommend this book!
hrhudson avatar reviewed Gods in Alabama on + 8 more book reviews
I absolutely LOVED this book! It's a good read for anyone who has been running from their problems!


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