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The Kindest Lie

Author: Nancy Johnson
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia
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It’s 2008, and Barack Obama has just been elected as the next President of the United States. Ruth and Xavier, a successful black married couple, are feeling hopeful for the future. Xavier is eager for them to start a family, but Ruth isn’t so sure – first she has to confront the secret she’s been hiding for the past decade. Hoping to move forward, she travels to her hometown to find answers to the questions that have been burning inside her for years. With an emphasis on race, class, and motherhood, this layered story is one that will stick with you long after the last page.

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