THE OP­PO­SITE OF EV­ERY­ONE by Joshi­lyn Jack­son, Harper­Collins.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOKS - LM

Paula Vauss isn’t the kind of woman who goes around “hav­ing swampy feel­ings”. If her boyfriend needed to talk “wasn’t that what AA was for?” She’s the kind of di­vorce lawyer to give a cheat­ing hus­band night­mares. Her deal­ings with At­lanta’s rich­est and most aw­ful cou­ples would be a crack­ing novel but The Op­po­site of Ev­ery­one goes deeper with the tale of her child­hood. Paula’s mother is a drifter. She drags her from town to town as she loves and leaves a se­ries of no-hoper boyfriends. She has lit­tle to of­fer other than sto­ries of her adopted re­li­gion, Hin­duism, which she re­lates with “the author­ity vested in her by her flea mar­ket prayer beads and lo­tus­flower tramp stamp”. But they’re sto­ries that one day bring to­gether a fam­ily.

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