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Boldfaced Lies

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In the 1920s, Denver, Colorado was Ku Klux Klan territory. Governor Morley, Mayor Stapleton, and 50,000-plus citizens were members. The novel, Boldfaced Lies, by Denver native/resident, Charlene A. Porter, takes place in 1925, and is about the wife of an ambitious Klan leader upon learning she is one-quarter Negro.
Hardcover (Cloth)
Published 2006 by Denver: Rose City Press
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Tara Chevrestt
I found this to be a very difficult read. First of all, I must give the author points for unique plot: Woman married to a KKK fanatic discovers she's 1/4 Negro.

But this revelation comes so late in the book, it didn't feel like the main conflict at all. Instead, it was...well, a whole bunch of stories following a bunch of people, not a single one of them likable or easy to relate to...except maybe Walter, the butler.

The heroine is a racist just like her husband, just not as bad. She looks down on
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This book was written by my high school english teacher. It's really great!
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