As Good as True by Cheryl Reid

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Read As Good as True 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


Reviews


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.


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...


cecelia niezgoda rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2018

Great read Totally enjoyed this book. It was frustrating at times that Anna/Verga was so accepting of husband's bad behavior, until you put it in perspective. Not a big difference between the Old Country and Alabama in the bigoted 1950s . Everybody was supposed to know their place and suffered the...


Michelle rated it ★★★☆☆

January 14, 2018

A familiar story... a woman in the South during the Jim Crow era has a complicated relationship with her family and the community. The twist is that she is Arab. Anna/Vega grew up with African-Americans on the wrong side of the tracks as her family owned and operated the local store. She marries...


Joanna Pedagno rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2018

Wil not everyone's cup of tea I was almost scared away by some of the reviews, but I'm glad that I decided to a order this book. It is extremely well written and the story moved me emotionally with its truth and telling of the bias and prejudices that plagued the pre civil rights movement. But wha...


Jenae (Jeni) rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. It was a Kindle First Reads and not my usual genre. But I was pleasantly surprised with the flow of the story. It brings a lot of emotion to the front. I'm not overly fond of the ending, I feel there should have been maybe one more chapter. But that co...


Irene rated it ★★★★☆

January 13, 2018

A slow burn of a read, but yet a continuous page turner that keeps you gripped to the next chapter. There’s a line from the main character where she states that her favorite flower is a peony because it starts as a tight bud that keeps opening to something glorious. Although the subject matter of...


Mary rated it ★★★☆☆

January 12, 2018

Three stars This book deals with two very disturbing situations. The racial hate that was so rampant in the 1950's and domestic violence. The book was probably well written but having had to deal with the hopelessness of many victims of both domestic violence and racial injustice in my career, I w...


Bridget rated it ★★★★☆

January 11, 2018

A very interesting tale of race relations I enjoyed treading this book because it reminds you that when you're dealing with race, it's bigger than black and white. There's are other races and ethnicities which had to exist around ignorance and intolerance and still find their place in America. Alt...


Kathy rated it ★★★☆☆

January 13, 2018

This story intriqued me from the first page but by about half way through, I was about ready for the book to be over. I did not find the main character a very sympathic person even though her story was quite traumatic. I felt that she brought a lot of it on herself and did not deal with her circu...





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