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The Almost Sisters

by Joshilyn Jackson

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson X
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
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    Jul 2017, 352 pages
    May 2018, 352 pages


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Esther L. (Newtown, PA)

Almost Sisters is a Winner
With thanks to BookBrowse for the chance to read and review Almost Sisters. I was happy to discover its engaging characters and its deeper conversation about racial prejudice and issues of privilege. Our country has made enormous strides but the racial divide still simmers. Adding the religious prejudices and the roiling immigration issues,a lot of discussion still needs to be faced.
You will root for Leia and the future of her unborn child. Book clubs will find a lot to discuss and enjoy.
Atlanta Vic

Wanted more
I love this author and I really, really wanted to love this book...but I didn't. I loved the southern background, with discussions on southern food, manners and traditions, but I could not for the life of me connect with these characters. I did enjoy the Batman scenario (funny and inventive) - but this book moved along slowly for me. I will continue to read and love this author, though....I'm a big fan!
Nancy K. (Perrysburg, OH)

An Easy Read
I am having a hard time reviewing this book because in my mind it is really 3 books in one. The first part is a rather humorous light hearted "beach read" kind of book. The last half deals with some very serious problems of aging, racism and unmarried mothers. Through out the book a third kind of story weaves in and out, that of Violet and Violence, who are imaginary " graphic characters". I really like the last half of the book, which would make a beautiful short story. The author has talent there is no doubt about that.
Dorothy H. (Folsom, CA)

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Story of sisters in the deep South with a secret in the attic of the family home. many twists and turns. A blend of mystery, romance and history

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