As Good as True by Cheryl Reid

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As Good as True Read Online Free - 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?

Title : As Good as True
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ISBN : 1542049733
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 380 pages


RoseMary rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 01, 2018

Every novel needs balance. The timing and pace should be appropriate for the story being told. Unfortunately this book fails on all those tenets. As Good as True deals with domestic violence, segregation and extremely complex family dynamics. While author Cheryl Reid clearly produced a book with...

Melissa rated it ★★★☆☆

January 21, 2018

I finished it, but I didn’t love it. I admire the perseverance and the strength portrayed here, yet the clinginess to guilt over things completely out of her control was tiring and incongruent. The understanding of complex race relations I have no experience with in a time I wasn’t there for was...

Helen rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 31, 2018

Really not my cup of tea....very disappointed. I thought it would be such a great read from the description but instead it was slow, repetitive and downright boring in my opinion. I couldn't finish it (got just over half way through). I don't know if it was just how I was interpreting it but the...

Meg rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2018

Powerful This story beautifully illustrates a family torn by cultural experience, racial issues and difficult topics. The author is a powerful writer and I cannot wait for her next novel. This book was not what I expected, it was better.

Erin-Elizabeth rated it ★★★☆☆

January 27, 2018

Quite a tough read. There’s a lot going on here. A story of segregation and female oppression, domestic violence, anger, death, grief...I could go on. I found it quite a slow read and was expecting the story the really kick-start for most of the novel. It was only when I reached the 80% mark that...

Christine rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 16, 2018

While "As Good As True" has an interesting premise and a well thought out cast of characters, it just wasn't a hit for me. I found it plodding and dull, and I really couldn't find the desire to care about the main character in the book. Thanks to NetGalley, Cheryl Reid, and Lake Union Publishing f...

Heidi rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 02, 2018

Some good writing and world-building, but needs more plot and less violence. I actually feel kind of bad giving this 2 stars, because the setting and characters were so interesting, I thought the protagonist was relatable, and there were some really well-done passages. But I couldn't read the who...

Bonnye Reed rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2018

GA As good as true is a wonderful novel. Cheryl Reid brings to us the pain and joy and love of childbirth and motherhood, the duties we owe our parents, the necessity of familial bonds, and the injustice and repercussions of segregation of all sorts. Until we can all live as one family we are bou...

sherry flanders rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 25, 2018

Depressing as hell Not one happy moment in the entire story. Yuck! I couldn't wait to finish it. This book is terrible. Yuck

Melissa rated it ★★★☆☆

January 31, 2018

I have so many mixed feelings about this book. Ultimately, I think this stems from the fact that there are certain things that Reid treated really well, and other things that were handled not so well. The themes of domestic abuse in a small town environment and the complexities of race (to a certa...

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