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Critical Praise

"Southern heroines rarely leap off the page as full of life and trouble as Arlene Fleet, the headstrong protagonist and erstwhile alter ego of young Atlanta writer Joshilyn Jackson, whose marvelous debut, Gods in Alabama, is fixing to slap some sense into modern Southern fiction.....Sweet Home Alabama meets Guess Who's Coming to Dinner as Arlene stumbles toward a redemption that even Rhett and Scarlett would never have imagined. Foulmouthed and hilariously frank, Gods in Alabama is just the shot of sour to counter the diabetic-coma-inducing sweetness that seems to have overtaken Southern literature lately."


"Read the startling first sentence of Gods in Alabama, then try to put it down."

——Cassandra King, author of The Sunday Wife

"Gods in Alabama is a compelling, darkly humorous read that kept me turning the pages."

——Haywood Smith, bestselling author of The Red Hats Ride Again