Backseat Saints

By Joshilyn Jackson
(Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446582346, 352pp.)

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2010 Indie Next List
“Jackson writes like a woman on fire, hooking you in the very first sentence ('It was an airport gypsy that told me I had to kill my husband') and demanding total absorption straight through to the novel's stunning conclusion. There is nothing predictable in Backseat Saints except Jackson's strong voice and her genius at the art of storytelling.”
-- Ellen Ward, FoxTale Book Shoppe, Woodstock, GA


Description

Rose Mae Lolley's mother disappeared when she was eight, leaving Rose with a heap of old novels and a taste for dangerous men. Now, as demure Mrs. Ro Grandee, she's living the very life her mother abandoned. She's all but forgotten the girl she used to be-teenaged spitfire, Alabama heartbreaker, and a crack shot with a pistol-until an airport gypsy warns Rose it's time to find her way back to that brave, tough girl . . . or else. Armed with only her wit, her pawpy's ancient .45, and her dog Fat Gretel, Rose Mae hightails it out of Texas, running from a man who will never let her go, on a mission to find the mother who did.

Starring a minor character from Jackson's bestselling gods in Alabama, BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with its stunning portrayal of the measures a mother will take to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will travel to satisfy the demands of forgiveness.




About the Author

Joshilyn Jackson, a native of the Deep South, has worked as an actor and an award-winning teacher, and is now a writer and a mother of two. She is the author of gods in Alabama; Between, Georgia; and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Jackson lives with her husband and children outside of Atlanta. Visit her at www.joshilynjackson.com.

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