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  • 4 of 15 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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6 current holds with 15 total copies.

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North Kansas City Public Library FICTION JOHNSON 2021 (Text) 0001002434452 Fiction New Checked out 03/14/2021

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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.
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Motherhood > Fiction.

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