“Virtuoso writing and apocalyptic vision characterize Ashley Atkins’s utterly original and fascinating novel.”
Lee Smith, The New York Times bestselling author, on THE TRUTH IS HARD TO TELL
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Jennie is a good person. Really.
She tries so very hard to be a godly woman, loving mother, attractive wife, attentive neighbor and dutiful sister, stepmother, daughter, and aunt. The problem is that everyone keeps getting in the way of her success. If it weren’t for circumstances and, well, people, she could be just about perfect.
Echoed by the fall of the Twin Towers, Jennie’s world comes crashing down as she tries to make sense of her projections and preconceptions. Sadly, heroic action does not always follow good intentions.
The Truth is Hard to Tell is set in Charleston, SC, in September of 2001. Within the matryoshka structure are the interrelated stories of eight characters.
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NC Writers’ Network called TOUGH MAUVE
“a mystery wrapped in enigma of a father/daughter relationship.”
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