The Kindest Lie By Nancy Johnson
- Narrated by: Shayna Small
- Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
- Release date: 02-02-21
The Kindest Lie AudioBook Summary
Named a Most Anticipated book by O Magazine * GMA * Elle * Marie Claire * Good Housekeeping * NBC News * Shondaland * Chicago Tribune * Woman’s Day * Refinery 29 * Bustle * The Millions * New York Post * Parade * Hello! Magazine * PopSugar * and more!
“The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, and what it means to grow up Black…beautifully crafted.” (Jodi Picoult)
“A fantastic story…well-written, timely, and oh-so-memorable.” (Good Morning America)
“The Kindest Lie is a layered, complex exploration of race and class.” (The Washington Post)
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.