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...

Bonnye Reed rated it ★★★★★

February 23, 2018

GAb 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 bo...

Dee rated it ★★★★☆

February 18, 2018

Sad story as Anna's life was on display. I kept wondering when things would turn around for her. Well written

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.

Fayla rated it ★★★☆☆

March 04, 2018

3.5 stars This started out as a beautiful tapestry of tragedy but somewhere near the end, I started to find Anna loathsome. Someone asked me, and now I really need to know if the author intended for the character to be unlikeable. It’s difficult to believe that a character who grew up motherless a...

Dorothy rated it ★★★★☆

February 04, 2018

Poignant but powerful book about a Syrian woman who has been mentally, physically, and sexually abused all her life by her husband. The story takes place in the late 1950's when racial segregation was still considered the norm. This was a January Amazon First Reads choice (bought in hardback). Ot...

Carla rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2018

This was a free ebook from Amazon won through Goodreads. Wonderful writing, and interesting story, had me engrossed from the beginning. The daughter of Syrian immigrants, Ana lives in Alabama. Segregation, racism runs deep even today with people of "colour" and what countries their ancestors came...

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...

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