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Backseat Saints

(2010)
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Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy---one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first.

Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best.

BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Enthralling... pulls you in and won't let you out until the last page." - Kathryn Stockett


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Hardback Editions

October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Backseat Saints (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 1-4104-2927-X / 978-1-4104-2927-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 0-446-58234-4 / 978-0-446-58234-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 0-446-58237-9 / 978-0-446-58237-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 1-60941-379-2 / 978-1-60941-379-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 1-60788-222-1 / 978-1-60788-222-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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June 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Backseat Saints
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA