Between, Georgia

  • by Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by Joshilyn Jackson
  • 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nonny Frett understands the meanings of "rock" and "hard place" better than any woman ever born. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy". She's got two men: her husband, who's easing out the back door; and her best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in her front yard. She has a job that holds her in the city, and she's addicted to a little girl who's stuck deep in the country. To top it off, she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who lost her and can't forget that they've been done wrong. In Between, Georgia, population 90, a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating, and a random act of violence will set the torch to a 30-year-old stash of highly flammable secrets. This might be just what the town needs, if only Nonny wasn't sitting in the middle of it.

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What the Critics Say

"Plenty of Southern sass and rueful, charming confidences make this a theatrical and well-paced Southern family drama." (Publishers Weekly)
"Quirky and touching....A climactic ending with perfect story resolution makes this book tidy and uplifting." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Not worth your time or credits

I think this may be an earlier book by JJackson because it was not even close to her other books in any way. The characters were interesting but the story was flat. Even Ms. Jackson's amazing narration which, truthfully, I could probably enjoy listening to her read the dictionary, didnt save it. I recommend, A Grown Up Kind of Pretty, my favorite.
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- Taryn "Addicted to Audible!"

A decent effort

Joshilyn Jackson's debut novel, "Gods in Alabama", is a stunning work which transcends genre (it is in turns mystery, skilled comedy, family history and rich slice of southern life) and deserves to be called "literature". This follow-up book is not so finely honed, and while well-written and beautifully-read, it belongs strictly in the category of "chick lit". While a very fine example of the genre, it wouldn't have held my interest on paper for very long. Ms. Jackson's pleasant, down-home voice and skillful characterizations make for a fun listen, but after purchasing almost a dozen copies of "Gods" in hardcover and sending them to everyone I know, I will be keeping "Between" all to myself.
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- Barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2006
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio