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Campfire eOday in our country This is an important work that should be read talked about and shared Out 22021 This is a real story with ups and downs and plenty to think about forveryone The Kindest Lie is a novel about abandonment motherhood and race relations It is told by two narrators Ruth Tuttle and Patrick Midnight Boyd both of whom face issues of abandonment Set in 2008 during the lection of Barack Obama as President it touches on deep seated racial issues Ruth Tuttle a 28 year old Black woman was raised by her grandparents in a poverty stricken town after her drug addicted mother abandoned Ruth in a poverty stricken town after her drug addicted mother abandoned Ruth her brother Eli Ruth who showed herself to be intellectually gifted at an arly age was Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars encouraged by her grandparentsmotionally and financially to realize her potential winning a scholarship to Yale as a result However some time after her Grandfather s death Ruth becomes pregnant at 17 just months before attending her freshman year at Yale Ruth s grandmother keeps the pregnancy a secret births the boy in their home and spirits him away immediately afterwards Ruth goes on to Yale and becomes a successful chemical Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life engineer marrying Xavier a corporatexecutive Ruth never reveals the secret of her son s birth but carries feelings of guilt that she abandoned her son as her mother had abandoned herFive years after her marriage and 11 years after the birth of her son Ruth confesses the truth to her husband In the face of Xavier s feelings of betrayal Ruth flees to her hometown where she reconnects with her grandmother and brother in search of answers to the identify and whereabouts of her son There she meets Midnight an 11 year old white boy whose mother died Several Years Before Leaving Him To Be years before leaving him to be by his maternal grandmother with some sporadic support from his unemployed father Midnight is a lonely alienated boy who misses his mother deeply and feels that no other person has loved him since her death An adrenaline filled scene near the nd draws together Ruth Midnight and Ruth s son to a confrontation with the central themes of the book maternal abandonment and the disparate treatment of white and black lives Although the narrative feels long and drawn out at times the characters are richly portrayed in all their complexities strengths and flaws and this is the true strength of the novel Wow The Kindest Lie is a stunner and I have no doubt it will be a much discussed book of 2021 and a book club favorite There is so much to unpack here Author Nancy Johnson has created an immersive world of generations of heartbreak old mistakes that never fade and imperfect love There are complicated relationships between very combination wife and husband mother and daughter brother and sister and between friends Set in the heady days of post lection 2008 The Kindest Lie also takes on the fragile Hope And Entrenched Racial and ntrenched racial of the days that make the story seem of the moment in 2020 Put this title on TBR list for sur. S Ruth and Midnight find themselves on a collision course that could upend both their livesThe Kindest Lie xamines the heartbreaking divide between black and white communities and plumbs the motional depths of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans in the wake of the financial crisis Capturing the profound racial injustices and class ineualities roiling society Nancy Johnson’s debut novel offers an unflinching view of motherhood in contemporary America and the never nding uest to achieve the American Dream. ,

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This is a beautiful novel that speaks to race and motherhood Obviously this is very timely and because it is so thoughtful and well written it will certainly be an xcellent choice for reading groups The protagonist Ruth is so many things wife mother daughter sister and academic star The novel Black Heart, Red Ruby explores how these segments pull her apart and how the pieces can be resolved Injoyed this and found myself thinking about all of the relationships and who has the right to determine another s future Are good intentions nough I highly recommend this novel Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read IT I RECEIVED THIS ANTICIPATED DEBUT NOVEL IN A I received this anticipated debut novel in a giveaway and tore through it in a matter of days I want to call it a page turner and it truly was I was completely absorbed in the very human story and invested in the characters and the outcome Yet the deeper you get into the novel and the pages you turn the you are faced with the pain fear and uncertainty the characters wrestle with as they struggle with poverty and ineuality while confronting stereotypes and systemic racism The characters flawed and achingly real jump off the page Despite their suffering they possess the strength grace compassion humor and resilience that allows them to ndure I was moved by the sacrifices they were willing to make for New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood each other the connections they forged across racial andconomic lines and the reconfigured families they form to provide Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey emotional anchors in good times and bad This is the kind of book you wishveryone would read and it s sure to generate lots of discussion which makes it perfect for book clubs Johnson unflinchingly addresses some of the biggest and most urgent societal issues we face with nuance and compassion while telling a story that
"Had Me Completely Hooked Would "
me completely hooked Would and Corey be safe Would Ruth be able to save her marriage when she confronts her past I recommend this novel with nthusiasm I m very glad I read it and I ll ncourage my friends to read it too Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book for review prior to publication I am not receiving any compensation for a positive reviewThe Kindest Lie wrapped me into the family and ach character from the first page The book centers on a young woman searching for the child she was forced to give up for adoption years ago More than that though it is a story about knowing ourselves and our families and where we fit into that familyThe realities of racism in America and the fear that Black parents face as they watch their children grow was handled honestly and tactfully I gave up on 5 books this week before finding this gem It held me spellbound from the first page Absolutely brilliant novel about race class and motherhood Must readI read this novel in one day because I got so absorbed in these characters and story that I couldn t put it down The very timely xploration of motherhood and black white divide in America make Kindest Lie A promise could betray youIt’s 2008 and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope In Chicago Ruth Tuttle an Ivy League ducated black ngineer is married to a kind and successful man He’s ager 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 pastReturning home Ruth discovers the Indiana factory town of. He kind of book I feel the need to read of as a white woman The way these themes are carried out definitely reminded me of The Vanishing Half and The Mothers by Brit Bennett Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid and Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult also about a Yale ducated Ruth The story written by Johnson is Moreno eually memorable while the writing is just as poignant as in these masterpiecesHowever what sets this book apart is themphasis on politics of race and class in America The 2008 Presidential Monsieur Pain election and the unemployment anger despair in Ruth s hometown an Indiana factory town are at the forefront of the novel On top of that Ruth s identity or the socially imposed identity as a mother masterfully shows how private lives are never separate from politicsI highly recommend this remarkable book to anyoneThank you to the Publisher for a free advance copy of this book inxchange for an honest review This book was brilliant and Ruth the heroine in this book was such a strong women and some places in the book my heart broke for herThis book depicts the reality of black parents in America and racism that they face and I loved the how the author handled all the aspects and I couldn t put it downThanks to Edelweiss for sending me an arly copy of this book Through a fast paced compelling story with authentic dialogue Nancy Johnson s The Kindest offers readers nuanced views of the intersecting complexities of race class and identity not often found in novels African American Ruth Tuttle from an Indiana now shuttered factory town defies xpectations with her acceptance to Yale but not before the Grandmother who raised Ruth urges her to conceal the birth of her son Years later Ruth also conceals the birth from the man she married who hails from a privileged African American family The novel begins on the night of Obama s 2008 What If election Ruth soon returns home alone at Christmas seeking the whereabouts of the baby she abandoned years ago and teams up with white motherless ten year old boy nicknamed Midnight in a polarized town where race based violence between both young people and adults is not uncommon This debut novel begins on theve of the 2008 The Exhaustion Breakthrough election at a watch party hosted by Ruth and Xavier beaming with possibility and change for the future We soon learn that Ruth has been keeping a secret from her husband As a teenager she had a child and walked away to begin a new life at Yale Ruth soon must return to her roots and hometown to find out what happened and reconnect with her family and friends There she makes an unlikely friendship with an 11 year old white boy named Midnight with a troubling past of his own This story is brilliantly told andxplores connections of race money pride and finding your way back home Nancy Johnson is
"A New Voice To Be "
new voice to be She brilliantly conveys the challenges of growing up black of having hope for a better future and the realities that are still pervasive Her youth is plagued by unemployment racism and despair While her family is happy to see her they remind her of the painful sacrifices to give Ruth a shot at a better future like the comfortable middle class life she now njoysDetermined 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 tension. ,
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