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Between, Georgia [large print] / Joshilyn Jackson.

By: Jackson, Joshilyn.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester, [England] : Ulverscroft, 2007Description: 399 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781846177095; 184617709X.Subject(s): Women -- Southern States -- Fiction | Self-realization -- Fiction | Vendetta -- Fiction | Southern States -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 Review: Nonny Frett understands the meanings of "rock" and "hard place" better than any other woman ever born. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy." She's got two men: her husband, who's easing out the back door; and her best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in her front yard. She has a job that holds her in the city, and she's addicted to a little girl who's stuck deep in the country. To top it off, she has two families; the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who lost her and can't forget that they've been done wrong. In Between, Georgia, population 90, a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating, and a random act of violence will set the torch to a thirty-year-old stash of highly flammable secrets. This might be just what the town needs, if only Nonny wasn't sitting in the middle of it.
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Nonny Frett understands the meanings of "rock" and "hard place" better than any other woman ever born. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy." She's got two men: her husband, who's easing out the back door; and her best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in her front yard. She has a job that holds her in the city, and she's addicted to a little girl who's stuck deep in the country. To top it off, she has two families; the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who lost her and can't forget that they've been done wrong. In Between, Georgia, population 90, a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating, and a random act of violence will set the torch to a thirty-year-old stash of highly flammable secrets. This might be just what the town needs, if only Nonny wasn't sitting in the middle of it.

Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006.

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After a great debut with Gods in Alabama, Jackson's follow-up poses the same dilemma for readers: you can't wait to finish it but don't want it to end. Between, GA, is a real place-it lies between Athens and Atlanta-but Jackson's little town is fictional. Thirty-year-old Nonny exemplifies "between": she works as an interpreter for the deaf in Athens, yet the folks she loves are in Between; her erstwhile husband is in Athens, but a little girl in Between owns her heart. Plus, two local feuding clans make Nonny a Frett by name but a Crabtree by birth. Jackson gives us Southern chick lit with a twist while she explores, mostly through spunky female characters, the themes of family obligations, nature vs. nurture, the mysteries of love, and the gods at work. While the subplot with Nonny's husband stretches credulity at times, the characters, especially Nonny's deaf-blind mother and her two polar opposite aunts, are spot on. Jackson's got a winner, and public libraries will definitely need multiple copies.-Rebecca Kelm, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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