The kindest lie / Nancy Johnson.
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|Moorhead Public Library||BOOK CLUB KIT JOH (Text)||33500013699582||Main||On holds shelf||-|
- ISBN: 0063005646
- ISBN: 9780063005648
- Physical Description: 1 kit + 10 books (326 pages ; 24 cm), 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2021
Contains: 10 copies of the book, 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
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.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 November #1
Generational secrets, class divides, motherhood, and American life on the edge of political and economic change are all examined in Johnson's engaging debut. Ruth Tuttle and her husband, Xavier, are young Black professionals living in Chicago just after the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. When Xavier expresses his desire to start a family, Ruth, an engineer, confesses that she had a child when she was still in high school. Her revelation puts a strain on their marriage, and Ruth realizes that she must come to terms with her tumultuous past before moving forward. After avoiding her small Indiana hometown for years, Ruth returns to her grandmother's house, hoping to discover what happened to her son. As she reconnects with her grandmother, brother, and old friends and meets a lonely young boy nicknamed Midnight, what she finds is a town deeply impacted by the Great Recession, increasing racial tensions, and a lifetime of secrets that will change her future. Through well-developed characters, Johnson provides a realistic portrayal of middle America in the tumultuous era of economic collapse.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Anticipation runs high, supported by a sizable print run, for former television journalist Johnson's first novel. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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|Subject:||African American women > Fiction.
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|Genre:||Social problem fiction.