Rose Mae Lolley's mother disappeared when she was eight, leaving Rose with a heap of old novels and a taste for dangerous men. Now, as demure Mrs. Ro Grandee, she's living the very life her mother abandoned. She's all but forgotten the girl she used to be-teenaged spitfire, Alabama heartbreaker, and a crack shot with a pistol-until an airport gypsy warns Rose it's time to find her way back to that brave, tough girl . . . or else. Armed with only her wit, her pawpy's ancient .45, and her dog Fat Gretel, Rose Mae hightails it out of Texas, running from a man who will never let her go, on a mission to find the mother who did.
Starring a minor character from Jackson's bestselling gods in Alabama, BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with its stunning portrayal of the measures a mother will take to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will travel to satisfy the demands of forgiveness.
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BACKSEAT SAINTSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An oddly cheerful story about two generations of battered wives who eventually fight back.Jackson (The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, 2008, etc.) briefly introduced Rose Mae Lolley in her first novel Gods ... Read full review
Review: Backseat SaintsUser Review - Kristen Jones - Goodreads
As a narrator, Rose grated on my every last nerve. Her dependency on "signs" and willingness to trust the whimsical for practical guidance in life-threatening situations drove me batty. Also, rather ... Read full review
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