Newsweek

The Kindest Lie

By Nancy Johnson | February $27.99 | WILLIAM MORROW

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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.

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