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The Kindest lie

Johnson, Nancy. Book - 2021 Fiction / Johnson, Nancy, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Johnson, Nancy None on shelf 54 requests on 4 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Downtown 1st Floor, NEW Fiction / Johnson, Nancy Downtown Library Due 05-25-2021
Malletts Adult Books, NEW Adult Book / Fiction / General / Johnson, Nancy Malletts Creek Branch Due 05-10-2021
Pittsfield Adult Books, NEW Adult Book / Fiction / General / Johnson, Nancy Pittsfield Branch Due 06-17-2021
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It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to, and abandoned, when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she'd never look back, but Ruth knows that to move forward, she must make peace with the past. Returning home, Ruth discovers the Indiana factory town of her youth is plagued by unemployment, racism, and despair. Determined, Ruth begins digging into the past. As she uncovers burning secrets her family desperately wants to hide, she unexpectedly befriends Midnight, a young white boy who is also adrift and looking for connection. When a traumatic incident strains the town's already searing racial tensions, Ruth and Midnight find themselves on a collision course that could upend both their lives.


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New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Year Published: 2021
Description: 326 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


African American women -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Motherhood -- Fiction.
Indiana -- Fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.