Joshilyn Jackson

Books
3:53 pm
Thu September 4, 2008

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, by Joshilyn Jackson

Many years ago, when I was writing a movie review column, an older woman came up to me at a cocktail party and said, "Dr. Noble, my husband and I read your reviews faithfully. We find them very useful. If you like a movie, we don't go." Perhaps this is the case here. I don't hold with ghosts and Ouija boards, but if my description of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming sounds good, by all means, buy it and take it to the beach.

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Don Noble
1:14 pm
Mon August 14, 2006

Between, Georgia

Joshilyn Jackson, after only one year from publishing gods in Alabama, is back. Although the population of Between, Georgia is tiny, the reader may rest assured that the inhabitants have gigantic eccentricities.

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Don Noble
9:26 am
Mon September 26, 2005

gods In Alabama

This novel vacillates, in a disconcerting way, between being a comedy of manners and misperception and a grim depiction of the sexual violence of small-town teen life.

gods In Alabama

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