gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
A book review two days in a row? Yes, that’s what you get when an inconsistent, procrastinating blogger tries to play catch up. After reading good things about gods in Alabama on several blogs, I knew that I needed to read it.
Gods in Alabama is the story of Arlene (Lena) Fleet. Arlene leaves Alabama right after high school and vows never to return. But when her past shows up at her front door to haunt her, she knows that she’ll have to return to home.
Parts of this plot are predictable, but there was a twist at the end that I was not expecting. I think that one or two of the minor sub-plots could have been eliminated, but in all it was a solid book.
I’m always a fan of a really solid 1st paragraph in a book too. And I really enjoyed this one:
“There are gods in Alabama: Jack Daniel’s, high school quarterbacks, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus. I left one back there myself, back in Possett. I kicked it under the kudzu and left it to the roaches.”
3.5 out of 5 stars