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Gods in Alabama - Joshilyn Jackson
Gods in Alabama
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For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene's door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Arlene's break with her former hometown is... show more
For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene's door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Arlene's break with her former hometown is forced to an end. At the same time, Burr, her long-time boyfriend, has raised an ultimatum: introduce him to her family or consider him gone. Arlene loves him dearly but knows her lily white (not to mention deeply racist)Southern Baptist family will not understand her relationship with an African American boyfriend. Reluctantly, Arlene bows to the pressure, and she and Burr embark on the long-avoided road trip back home. As Arlene digs through guilt and deception, her patched-together alibi begins to unravel, and she discovers how far she will go for love and a chance at redemption.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446694537 (0446694533)
ASIN: B00ANYAY4A
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
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The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it
3.0 Gods in Alabama
Arlene Fleet flees Possett, Alabama and its gods--"Jack Daniel's, high school quarterbacks, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus"--as soon as she graduates from high school. She goes as far as she can get--or, at least, as far as a college scholarship will take her, which is to Chicago, where she reinv...
trewen
trewen rated it
AudioI liked this bookHowever, The producer inserted dramatic music throughout the book. It was distracting and not very fitting.drove me crazy.
JennieBasset
JennieBasset rated it
2nd time for this book; 1st time listening to it. This author has a nice turn of phrase.
drey's library
drey's library rated it
4.0
Well. I just finished reading Gods in Alabama. And. Well. The ending sure sucker-punched my assumptions. Joshilyn Jackson has crafted a story that lassos you in and hog-ties you until you are done reading.Arlene Fleet makes a deal with God. He won't tell on her, and she will be a good Southern Bapti...
good english
good english rated it
Joshilyn Jackson was recommended to me during a brief e-mail exchange with another Bookmoocher, after we got into a "yay Southern lit!" convo."Gods in Alabama" involves kind of a reverse mystery, with the solution coming before the whole motivation thing. It was interesting enough to keep me reading...
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