Vive le Livre 2014: Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson, bestselling author of “Gods in Alabama,” “Backseat Saints” and more, is the guest speaker for Vive le Livre 2014, the Huntsville Library Foundation’s annual fundraiser to support the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

The event is set for Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Thurber Arts Center auditorium at Randolph School, 4915 Garth Road. There will be a special reception at 6 p.m., and the author will speak at 7 p.m. For ticket information and more details, call 256-532-5954 or visit huntsvillelibraryfoundation.org.

Jackson’s most recent novel is “Someone Else’s Love Story.” Kirkus Reviews proclaims: “You won’t be able to put it down.”

The opening is gripping: “I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K. It was on a Friday afternoon at the tail end of a Georgia summer so ungodly hot the air felt like it had all been boiled red. We were both staring down the barrel of an ancient, creaky .32 that could kill us just as dead as a really nice gun could.”

The dust jacket blurb describes “Someone Else’s Love Story” as a “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.”

Find out more about Jackson and her work on her website, joshilynjackson.com.