THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Monday Dec 2 JOSHILYN JACKSON MONDAY, DECEMBER 2; 7 PM JOSHILYN JACKSON, author of many popular novels including Gods in Alabama, will introduce her new novel, Someone Else’s Love Story. It’s a "funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith...
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JOSHILYN JACKSON

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2; 7 PM

JOSHILYN JACKSON, author of many popular novels including Gods in Alabama, will introduce her new novel, Someone Else’s Love Story. It’s a "funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness, a sacrifice, and a resurrection; about falling in love, and learning that things aren’t always as they seem—or what we hope they will be."

It starts with this intriguing sentence: "I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K." We then learn that the narrator, Shandi Pierce, a 21-year-old single mother who claims she has experienced a virgin birth, is caught, with her three-year-old son Nathan in a convenience store during a robbery and she, along with Nathan and another customer, William, a brilliant geneticist with Asperger’s syndrome, are put at risk. When William bravely steps in front of Shandi and Nathan to shield them from the gunman, a life-time of change happens to everyone involved.