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As Good as True
As Good as True | Cheryl Reid
A powerful and haunting novel of a woman's broken past and the painful choices she must make to keep her family and her home.August 1956. After a night of rage and terror, Anna Nassad wakes to find her abusive husband dead and instinctively hides her bruises and her relief. As the daughter of Syrian immigrants living in segregated Alabama, Anna has never belonged, and now her world is about to erupt.Days before, Anna set in motion an explosive chain of events by allowing the first black postman to deliver the mail to her house. But it's her impulsive act of inviting him inside for a glass of water that raises doubts about Anna's role in her husband's death.As threats and suspicions arise in the angry community, Anna must confront her secrets in the face of devastating turmoil and reconcile her anguished relationship with her daughter. Will she discover the strength to fight for those she loves most, even if it means losing all she's ever known?
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Enjoyed this novel about an immigrant Syrian family living in Alabama in the pre-Civil Rights era. Well-plotted with several turns and fast paced. The author is attending this year‘s Decatur Book Festival #DBF2018

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, this is up my alley. Stacking! (edited) 1y
alanacristin Oh cool! We were just in Huntsville for two months. I'll have to see if we'll be around for the book fest😍 1y
ShookBelf I've got this on my Kindle, patiently waiting to be read 😏😏 1y
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A Catholic Syrian American family living in 1950s Alabama dealing with domestic abuse and racism. This is a dark story told by Anna, the ultimate unreliable narrator. There were a whole lot of twists and turns I was not expecting. Even though Anna made some serious wtf decisions, I was totally rooting for her and feeling her pain. Really impressive debut novel.

mrozzz Wow!! 1y
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All in all, this was not a bad book but I am so sick and tired of the “beaten woman” trope.

merelybookish Such a pretty cover! 1y
suvata @merelybookish It‘s beautiful. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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Loved this book from beginning to end. It has so many layers; mother daughter relationship, husband and wife, racism in the south, all broken, trying to be mended. Interesting that a Mockingbird appears throughout the story, while we uncover how our protagonist stands up for a Blackman trying to rise above his station. Good stuff!

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MargieW
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I just finished this book. I‘ve read some reviews stating that the book is depressing and oppressively sad. Well, I guess that‘s one way to view it. Although the story does contain domestic abuse, racism, oppression, and alcoholism, the author writes beautifully and presents a truthful snapshot of historical fiction. With just a surface view, the story can be depressing, but by diving in, you‘ll notice just how multi layered and complex it is.

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I was kind of meh while pursuing the books available for January on Amazon. I ended up choosing this one. It sounds really good. Now I should maybe start reading the books I download each month from Amazon.

#kindlefirst #amazonfirst #amazonprime

LauraBrook Like so many monthly things, I have yet to read a kindle first book! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Sometimes I despair of myself. 2y
RebelReader I picked this one too even though I never read them. 😔 2y
WarpedSweetness @LauraBrook @RebelReader Wait guys, I lied. I read the one about the astronaut, it was a Kindle in Motion book. But that's it, one out of the many. I just cannot pass up a free book. 2y
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