The Kindest Lie
By Nancy Johnson | February $27.99 | WILLIAM MORROW
Ruth Tuttle, a Black
Ivy League educated engineer, returns to her Indiana hometown in 2008 to find it beset by despair, as lost jobs and racial tensions crack its foundation. It’s there, however, that she finds a connection to Midnight, a young white boy looking for meaning. This profound and beautiful debut is a sharp exploration of racial divides and community in America.