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Holly Goddard Jones - Author

About the Author

Holly Goddard Jones is the author of Girl Trouble: Stories (Harper Perennial 2009). Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Epoch, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere, and she was a 2007 recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. She teaches in the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and lives in North Carolina with her husband, Brandon. The Next Time You See Me is her first novel.

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The Salt Line

The Salt Line

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Salt Line

Salt Line

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2017

"e;Great, near-future sci-fi...A propulsive, character-driven thriller...I really love this book."e;Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble and Magic for BeginnersIn the spirit of Station Eleven and California, award-winning novelist Holly Goddard Jones offers a literary spin on the dystopian genre with this gripping story of survival and humanity about a group of adrenaline junkies who jump ';the Salt Line.'How far will they go for their freedomonce they decide what freedom really means?In an unspecified future, the United States' borders have receded behind a salt linea ring of scorched earth that protects its citizens from deadly disease-carrying ticks. Those within the zone live safe, if limited, lives in a society controlled by a common fear. Few have any reason to venture out of zone, except for the adrenaline junkies who pay a fortune to tour what's left of nature. Those among the latest expedition include a popstar and his girlfriend, Edie; the tech giant Wes; and Marta; a seemingly simple housewife. Once out of zone, the group find themselves at the mercy of deadly ticksand at the center of a murderous plot. They become captives in Ruby City, a community made up of outer-zone survivors determined to protect their hardscrabble existence. As alliances and friendships shift amongst the hostages, Edie, Wes, and Marta must decide how far they are willing to go to get to the right side of the salt line.

Upright Man

Upright Man

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again.In "e;Good Girl,"e; a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "e;Theory of Realty,"e; is discovering the menaces of being "e;at that age"e;: too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "e;Parts"e; and "e;Proof of God"e; offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's.Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

Theory of Realty

Theory of Realty

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again.In "e;Good Girl,"e; a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "e;Theory of Realty,"e; is discovering the menaces of being "e;at that age"e;: too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "e;Parts"e; and "e;Proof of God"e; offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's.Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

Retrospective

Retrospective

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again.In "e;Good Girl,"e; a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "e;Theory of Realty,"e; is discovering the menaces of being "e;at that age"e;: too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "e;Parts"e; and "e;Proof of God"e; offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's.Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

Proof of God

Proof of God

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again.In "e;Good Girl,"e; a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "e;Theory of Realty,"e; is discovering the menaces of being "e;at that age"e;: too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "e;Parts"e; and "e;Proof of God"e; offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's.Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

Parts

Parts

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again.In "e;Good Girl,"e; a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "e;Theory of Realty,"e; is discovering the menaces of being "e;at that age"e;: too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "e;Parts"e; and "e;Proof of God"e; offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's.Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again.In "e;Good Girl,"e; a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "e;Theory of Realty,"e; is discovering the menaces of being "e;at that age"e;: too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "e;Parts"e; and "e;Proof of God"e; offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's.Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

Good Girl

Good Girl

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again.In "e;Good Girl,"e; a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "e;Theory of Realty,"e; is discovering the menaces of being "e;at that age"e;: too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "e;Parts"e; and "e;Proof of God"e; offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's.Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

Allegory of a Cave

Allegory of a Cave

Author: Holly Goddard Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2009

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again.In "e;Good Girl,"e; a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "e;Theory of Realty,"e; is discovering the menaces of being "e;at that age"e;: too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "e;Parts"e; and "e;Proof of God"e; offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's.Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.