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Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson Is the November 2013 She Reads Book Club Selection
More than 70 She Reads bloggers will read and review Jackson’s book as part of a month-long series of online and in-person discussions about the novel.
CHARLOTTE, NC (November 11, 2013) – She Reads, a national book club and online community for women readers, announces that its November 2013 selection is Someone Else’s Love Story, a novel by New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson. Every month, She Reads recommends one book as its official book club selection, hosts online discussions about the book and features special content from the author. Members of the She Reads Blog Network, comprised of more than 70 savvy, talented and intelligent book bloggers, read the monthly selection and review it on their personal websites.
Someone Else’s Love Story will be released by William Morrow/HarperCollins on November 19. “William Morrow is absolutely thrilled to have Joshilyn Jackson’s Someone Else’s Love Story as the She Reads Pick for November,” said Ben Bruton, Senior Director of Publicity at William Morrow. “What better hands and hearts than the book lovers at She Reads to get this book the attention it so richly deserves.”
Other esteemed organizations and publications join She Reads in recognizing Someone Else’s Love Story. The novel is a #1 Indie Next Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a SIBA Okra Pick and a LibraryReads Selection. “While all of Joshilyn’s fiction is extraordinary, this new novel is truly a work for all seasons, and should be considered by readers and reviewers alike as her finest ever,” said Jacques de Spoelberch, Jackson’s literary agent.
Someone Else’s Love Story is Jackson’s sixth novel. Her previous titles are gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. In advance of her latest novel, Jackson wrote an e-original short story, My Own Miraculous, a standalone adventure featuring one of the main characters from Someone Else’s Love Story.
When notified that her book would be the November She Reads Book Club selection, Joshilyn Jackson said, “Thank you, She Reads, for this wonderful opportunity to connect with a huge community of smart and ardent readers. When I think about the coordinators, the bloggers, the business partners, the online book clubs, the indie store-based book clubs, the neighborhood book clubs and a host of reading individuals all combining under one banner and reading a single title together—you are nothing short of amazing. You are creating a reader-driven, national book club. I am so happy to have Someone Else’s Love Story—a book I love, a book I am so proud of—be your November pick!”
Key Dates for the November 2013 She Reads Book Club Selection
- November 11, 2013: She Reads announces its November selection and reviews begin to be posted by She Reads Blog Network members
- November 18, 2013: She Reads hosts a live Twitter chat (organized by hashtag – #srbkchat) with Joshilyn Jackson and co-hosts a live author chat with BookTrib
- November 19, 2013: Someone Else’s Love Story is released
About Someone Else’s Love Story
For single mom Shandi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She’s finishing college; raising her delightful three-year-old genius son, Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo; and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Christian mother and Jewish father. She’s got enough to deal with before she gets caught in the middle of a stickup in a gas station mini-mart and falls in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who steps between the armed robber and her son to shield the child from danger.
Shandi doesn’t know that her blond god has his own baggage. When he looked down the barrel of the gun in the gas station he believed it was destiny: it’s been exactly one year since a tragic act of physics shattered his universe. But William doesn’t define destiny the way other people do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in science and numbers, destiny to him is about choice.
Now, William and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head-on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.
Someone Else’s Love Story is Joshilyn Jackson’s funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love and learning that things aren’t always what they seem—or what we hope they will be. It’s a story about discovering what we want and ultimately finding what we need.
About Joshilyn Jackson
Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including gods in Alabama and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. A former actor, Jackson is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and their two children. For more information, visit JoshilynJackson.com, the author’s website and home of her “Faster Than Kudzu” blog. Follow @JoshilynJackson on Twitter or like her Facebook author page.
About She Reads
Founded in September 2009 by authors Marybeth Whalen and Ariel Lawhon, She Reads is a national book club and online community that recommends books for women readers and features some of today’s most popular and talented writers. Based on the principle that “Story is the shortest distance to the human heart,” She Reads selects and shares the fiction titles they love with a growing online audience of more than 10,000 monthly visitors at SheReads.org.
In 2012, She Reads launched the She Reads Blog network, which has grown to more than 70 bloggers who write and post online reviews of She Reads Book Club selections on their personal websites. In 2013, She Reads began hosting Twitter chats with featured authors and took its book club concept to select independent bookstores where designated book club leaders facilitate in-person discussions of the monthly She Reads Book Club selection.