Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of six previous novels, including gods in Alabama, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty and Someone Else’s Love Story. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. A former actor, Jackson is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She lives in Decatur with her husband and their two children.
Opposite of Everyone, Jackson tells the story of a fiercely
independent, tough-as-nails divorce lawyer who learns the power of family and
connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother. Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the
first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai,
an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral
tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including
Paula’s birth name Kali Jai, changed when she told a story of her own—one that
landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care.
Then Kai’s most treasured secret literally lands on Paula’s doorstep, throwing her life into chaos and transforming her from only child to older sister. Desperate to find her mother before it’s too late, Paula sets off on a journey of discovery that will take her back to the past and into the deepest recesses of her heart. With the help of her ex-lover Birdwine, an intrepid and emotionally volatile private eye who still carries a torch for her, this brilliant woman, an expert at wrecking families, now has to figure out how to put one back together—her own.