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The Almost Sisters: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson

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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.



  • I'm once again blown away by the writing of Joshilyn Jackson and how she brings it to life through her narration. Her ability to craft clever phrases, vivid descriptions, and capture the essence of the human experience is truly remarkable. I can't wait for her next book, and I can't help but smile as I think back on all the incredible stories I've already read or listened to. This particular novel is elevated even further by the inclusion of a comic book crossover and the poignant exploration of a loved one's gradual decline due to brain conditions. Thank you, Joshilyn Jackson, for another fantastic read.
  • Joshilyn Jackson's 'The Almost Sisters: A Novel' was my first and last encounter with this author. Although the book isn't bad, there were two major factors that prevented me from fully enjoying it. Firstly, the narrator's performance was simply dreadful. Her excessively high-pitched voice and habit of starting every sentence as if it were a question were extremely distracting and detracted from the overall story. Secondly, the repetitive observations and descriptions throughout the book drove me absolutely crazy. I often caught myself muttering for the story to simply get on with it. Despite these criticisms, the story itself managed to hold my attention, which is why I stuck with it until the end. However, I cannot in good conscience recommend this book to others.
  • I'm usually a fan of Jackson's novels, but this one falls short compared to her usual standard. I haven't finished it yet (not sure if it's worth completing), but I wanted to share my thoughts now since my sisters trust my reviews for recommendations, and I strongly advise against this one. Jackson's narration is difficult to listen to, which surprises me considering she wrote the book. Her inflections are misplaced, making it distracting and taking away from the story... and the story itself (as well as the characters) lacks engagement. Frankly, it's dull and not worth investing your time in.
  • Joshilyn Jackson is truly an expert at capturing the essence of the modern South in her writing. It's rare to find an author who can also bring their own stories to life through narration, but Jackson does it exceptionally well. The characters in "The Almost Sisters: A Novel" are vibrant and full of life, and the setting is beautifully portrayed. The book also offers valuable lessons, making it a truly enjoyable experience. From start to finish, the narration, the characters, the setting, and everything in between, this audiobook is a true gem.
  • It was really good! The only reason I didn't give it a perfect five stars was because I felt like the author got a bit off track during the most important moments. Like when Laya was searching for her niece in the middle of the night, she started drifting into her memories and it made you almost forget what she was supposed to be doing. Other than that, it was a fantastic audiobook!
  • No spoilers, mate. I've gone through all of Ms. Jackson's books, and I gotta say, this one takes the cake. The main character? Absolute legend. So bloody endearing and relatable. I can't sing the praises of this book enough.