The Almost Sisters

The Almost Sisters

Large Print - 2017
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Leia Birch Briggs heads home to Alabama to help her family manage her grandmother Birchie's descent into dementia, her stepsister Rachel's crumbling marriage, and her own upcoming single motherhood, when a long-kept family secret finally comes to light.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062670847
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: large print,rda
497 pages ; 23 cm


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Dec 19, 2017

Wonderful story, wonderfully written. Was very good at illustrating the two very different souths, as well defining unconditional love. Well worth the read.

Nov 30, 2017

Could not put this book down. It was a story of love of family, betrayal, small town prejudices and loyalty. It teaches us about southern divisiveness because of skin colour, even in this day and age and about people who love each other and are completely colour blind. Do please read this book and recommend it to family and friends. It is worth every second.

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Oct 13, 2017

While this book had its moments, it was too disjointed. Leia is an unexpectedly pregnant, 38 year old comic book creator. It’s frustrating that she doesn’t even seem to have any idea what the heroes that she created are or represent. How is she successful if she doesn’t seem to understand her own creations? The mystery about her family’s decades long secret is not handled well. The book seems to want to say something important about race and Southern history, but in the end it’s all brushed aside to showcase quirky old ladies. The best part of the book is the complex relationship between Leia and her step-sister Rachel. Both of them feel a lot of resentment towards each other, but they also show how much they are willing to do for each other.

Oct 04, 2017

Couldn't finish the book - likeable people making bad decisions....

Sep 27, 2017

Joshilyn Jackson has written another wonderful book. I am not a "Nerd" but I loved the references to comic super heroes and the story Leia told with her comic V in V. I also appreciate how it ended, sometimes the end can feel abrupt, but this felt soft, giving us enough of the future to see how we would want it to continue... "You don't see it, but next happens anyway and always. With or without you."

Sep 07, 2017

A story about an unmarried pregnant woman, with a Southern crew of a family, may not seem to be a gripping novel. Add that the woman had a one nighter with a Batman bedecked fellow Comic Con event attendee, who happens to be of another race, in a segregated style family, and whose grandmother developed an Alzheimers-like disease and reveals a crime of the past,
along with a few other family dysfunctions....... and you have a sure fired ride in this novel.

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