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Nancy Johnson

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Nancy Johnson is the author of the debut novel THE KINDEST LIE, which is available now everywhere books are sold! This is the story of an unlikely connection between an Ivy League-educated Black engineer searching for the son she walked away from and a poor, young white boy who finds himself adrift in a dying Indiana factory town. The novel explores race, class, identity, and the pursuit of the American dream.

The Kindest Lie is a Book of the Month selection, an Amazon Editors' pick, as well as an IndieNext and LibraryReads pick. This novel was reviewed by the LA Times and The Washington Post. It has been named a most anticipated book of 2021 by O, the Oprah Magazine, Shondaland, Marie Claire, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, Good Hou
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3.79 avg rating — 3,712 ratings — published 2021 — 12 editions
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"This debut novel reminds us we never truly leave our past behind us. "
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"I was originally going to say that this book isn’t for me but maybe it is. I cannot relate to the people, lives or most of the economic statuses. But thinking a little more, maybe that’s why it should be for me. This would make an excellent book club" Read more of this review »
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"Releases 2/2/2021, I read an advanced reader copy. One of the best debut novels I have read in ages. Johnson’s writing style is succinct and yet her narrative complete. A young Black woman from a small Indiana border state, along the Wabash rive. She" Read more of this review »
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