The Almost Sisters by New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson is out now in paperback, and Joshilyn wants YOU to pick it for your book club’s next read. We agree with her. In fact, we are in such strong agreement that this is simply an excellent read for any book club that we are sponsoring a sweepstakes for you and your book club: enter between now and July 1st for the chance to win copies of The Almost Sisters for your group, Southern libations for your meeting, and a Skype conversation with Joshilyn herself about the book. Click HERE to enter for your chance to win.
What type of book is The Almost Sisters, you ask? Here's the description, but honestly there’s no need to listen to us go on and on about it. Let the author explain it to you for herself! Joshilyn muses in three paragraphs about what genre The Almost Sisters is.
“I think I color outside the lines a little when it comes to genre. The Almost Sisters is definitely a character driven novel, but I use these characters to explore some pretty serious themes. At the same time, I’m borrowing the kind of engine a commercial murder mystery might use to make the pages turn fast. Plus it also has elements of family drama, domestic suspense, and Southern literature. I want the writing to feel fresh and colorful, but not ornate. I never want to sacrifice pacing or story in pursuit of thick sentences---even beautiful ones. In other words, it has a lot going on, and it doesn’t fit neatly on a shelf.
When people ask me what kind of books of write, I say they are ‘Weirdo Fiction with a Shot of Southern Gothic Influence for Smart People Who Can Catch the Nuances but Who Like Narrative Drive, and Who Have a Sense of Humor but Who Are Willing to Go Down to Dark Places.’
I write that way because that’s the kind of book I like to read. I wish that kind of book had its own section in the store. I think The Almost Sisters would sit perfectly in that section.”
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