The Kindest Lie

The Kindest Lie
Publisher HarperCollins
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780063005655
Rating 3.5/5 from 18 reviews
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Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, Refinery 29, and PopSugar! “The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, what secrets we owe to those we love, and what it means to grow up Black. This beautifully crafted debut will keep you asking these questions and more.” —JODI PICOULT A masterful, eye-opening novel about the profound racial injustices and class inequalities roiling society in America. A promise could betray you. It’s 2008, and the inauguration of President 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 was forced to leave behind—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. As she begins digging into the past, she unexpectedly befriends Midnight, a young white boy who is also adrift and looking for connection. Just as Ruth is about to uncover a burning secret her family desperately wants to keep hidden, a traumatic incident strains the town’s already searing racial tensions, sending Ruth and Midnight on a collision course that could upend both their lives. Powerful and revealing, The Kindest Lie captures the heartbreaking divide between Black and white communities and offers both an unflinching view of motherhood in contemporary America and the never-ending quest to achieve the American Dream.

The Kindest Lie
  • Author : Nancy Johnson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, Refinery 29, and PopSugar! “The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, what secrets we owe to those we love, and what it means to grow up Black. This

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The Kindest Lie
  • Author : Nancy Johnson
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release Date : 2022-02

Named a Most Anticipated book by O Magazine * GMA * Elle * Marie Claire * Good Housekeeping * NBC News * Shondaland * Chicago Tribune * Woman's Day * Refinery 29 * Bustle * The Millions * New York Post * Parade * Hello! Magazine * PopSugar * and more! "The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to

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The Kindest Lie  a Novel
  • Author : Nancy Johnson
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Elle * Marie Claire * Good Housekeeping * Chicago Tribune * Woman's Day, * Refinery 29 * Bustle * The Millions * New York Post * Parade * Hello! Magazine * PopSugar * Black Business Guide * and more! "The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, what

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Hester s Daughters
  • Author : Elayne Clift
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-01-03

The Hester of this novel, born into a conservative Jewish ("puritan") community in 1929 Boston, is spirited and humanistic, like her predecessor Hester Prynne. The novel recreates the pivotal events and characters of Hawthorne's classic work, then imagines Pearl's and Hester's lives through the lens of gender in contemporary New England.

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Behind Every Lie
  • Author : Christina McDonald
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Do No Harm and The Night Olivia Fell—an “emotionally charged mystery” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author)—comes a thrilling new suspense novel about the insidious nature of family secrets…and their deadly potential. If you can’t remember it, how

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The Never Open Desert Diner
  • Author : James Anderson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08

Ben Jones lives a life of quiet and relative solitude, working as a trucker in one of the most beautiful and desolate areas of the Utah desert, which has become a haven for fugitives and others looking to hide from the world. But when he meets Claire, a mysterious woman

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Lullaby Road
  • Author : James Anderson
  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Release Date : 2018

Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world. Local truck driver Ben Jones, still in mourning over a heartbreaking loss, finds a mute Hispanic child who has been abandoned at a seedy

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Two Truths and a Lie
  • Author : Ellen McGarrahan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02

In this “spellbinding memoir” (The Washington Post), a private investigator revisits the case that has haunted her for decades and sets out on a deeply personal quest to sort truth from lies. “Beautifully written.”—Heather Ann Thompson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Blood in the Water In 1990, Ellen McGarrahan was

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The Magpie Society  One for Sorrow
  • Author : Amy McCulloch,Zoe Sugg
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29

Now in paperback, this edition includes the spine-chilling first chapter of THE MAGPIE SOCIETY: TWO FOR JOY. "A nail-biting page turner written with cinematic sparkle" - Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All The Bright Places "Think Serial at Malory Towers" - Katie Lowe, author of The Furies A STUDENT FOUND

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A Crooked Tree
  • Author : Una Mannion
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26

My mother made a snap decision. How could we know it would change us forever? 'Brimming with curiosity and wonder.' Irish Times 'Lushly atmospheric.' Daily Mail 'Thoroughly gripping.' Lucy Caldwell 'Brilliant.' Sara Baume Rage. That's the feeling engulfing the car as Ellen's mother swerves over to

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Her Perfect Lies
  • Author : Lana Newton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2019-11-07

TRUST NO ONE. EVEN YOURSELF. __ ‘Sucks you in from the first page, with twists and turns that will leave you gasping for air!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5***** __

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The Lost Apothecary
  • Author : Sarah Penner
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello! magazine, Oprah.com, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads! March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick “A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network A forgotten history.

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A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself
  • Author : Peter Ho Davies
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05

“There are some stories that require as much courage to write as they do art. Peter Ho Davies’s achingly honest, searingly comic portrait of fatherhood is just such a story...The world needs more stories like this one, more of this kind of courage, more of this kind of

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The Lie
  • Author : C.L. Taylor
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07

Haunting and compelling, this psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, and Daughter. Jane Hughes has a great boyfriend, a job in an animal shelter, and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She's happier than she's ever been...but her life is a lie.

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Insurrections
  • Author : Rion Amilcar Scott
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15

A suicidal father looks to an older neighbor -- and the Cookie Monster -- for salvation and sanctuary as his life begins to unravel. A man seeking to save his estranged, drug-addicted brother from the city's underbelly confronts his own mortality. A chess match between a girl and her father

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