Nancy Johnson writes at the intersection of race and class. Her debut novel, THE KINDEST LIE, is forthcoming in 2021 from William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. This is the story of an unlikely connection between a black woman searching for the son she never knew and a poor, 11-year-old white boy who finds himself adrift in a dying Indiana factory town.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Nancy Johnson recommends
Our Little World (2022)
"From the first paragraph, I knew I was in the hands of a masterful storyteller. A beautifully crafted tale of secrets, sisterhood, and all the ways the scars from childhood forever shape how we walk through the world. These characters will stay with me for a long time to come."
Acts of Violet (2022)
"What an original, stylistic story of what's real and what isn't. After all, that's the allure of magic. The twists keep coming in this story that asks how well we actually know the ones closest to us. Once again, Montimore dazzles in a tale of fame, family, and forgiveness."
The Two Lives of Sara (2022)
Catherine Adel West
"A heartfelt story of family, community, and the secrets that won't turn us loose. Through complex characters, exquisite detail, and rich language, West explores the impossible choices we make to protect those we love. A stunning journey of a mother's love and sacrifice."
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