Off the Shelves – June 23

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Adult Fiction

“The Opposite of Everyone: A Novel,” by Joshilyn Jackson

Paula Vauss spent her first 10 years on the road with her free-spirited mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who reinvented their history as they roved.

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But everything, including Paula’s birth name Kali Jai, changed when she told a story that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding secrets of her own, the bond they once shared was fractured.

These days, Paula is a successful attorney and hasn’t seen Kai in 15 years. One day, a mysterious note comes in the mail.

Kai’s most treasured secret lands on Paula’s doorstep, throwing her life into chaos. Desperate to find her mother before it’s too late, Paula sets off on a journey of discovery.