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The almost sisters

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First edition.

"With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are. Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy--an unexpected but not unhappy development in the thirty-eight year-old's life. But before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional, Southern family, her step-sister Rachel's marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind, and she's been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie, her best friend since girlhood. Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother's affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and tell her family that she's pregnant. Yet just when Leia thinks she's got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie's been hiding. Tucked in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War. Its exposure threatens the family's freedom and future, and it will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her son and his missing father, and the world she thinks she knows"--

Available copies

  • 2 of 14 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

8 current holds with 14 total copies.
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Arcade Free Library FIC JACKS (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300415197
Checked out
08/01/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bloomfield Public Library FIC Jackson (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300111719
Checked out
08/08/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Caledonia Library Association FIC JAC L (Text)
Lease
52135300287803
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clifton Springs Library Fic Jac (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300328377
Checked out
08/07/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC JAC (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139000990299
On holds shelf
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Lima Public Library FIC JAC (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002028049
On holds shelf
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Livonia Public Library FIC JAC (Text)
Hagerty Hall
52140300509974
Checked out
08/05/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lyons Public Library F Jac (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300480646
Available
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Macedon Public Library FIC JAC (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300581478
On holds shelf
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Ontario Public Library FIC JAC (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300715786
Checked out
08/04/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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