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The Color of Lies Paperback – July 19, 2011
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-Florida Publishers Association
The twists come fast and furious . . . and the journey is fun and ultimately hopeful.
This novel magnificently captures the texture of small town life. -Southern Literary Review An insightful and poignant read.
-the Midwest Book Review
This novel magnificently captures the texture of small town life, just as it captures the tension between Molly Culpepper's idealism and her growing awareness that she will have to let others take responsibility for their actions and not wear herself out trying to fix everything that she sees going wrong. -- Southern Literary Review
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-Claire Matturro, author of Skinny-Dipping and Sweetheart Deal.
In this complex tale of deception, love, and race, Meredith blends cringe-causing moments of fear with scenes of tenderness and connection to explore how lies are interwoven with the deepest truths of our lives. But while dishonesty grips the characters, you'll find none in Meredith's writing--a shoot-from-the-hip style to match her storytelling gifts.
-Ron Cooper, author of Purple Jesus
- Publisher : Wild Women Writers (July 19, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 294 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0982901550
- ISBN-13 : 978-0982901557
- Item Weight : 15.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.74 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,543,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The challenges facing teachers today go beyond whether or not a student can read and write. Anyone who has ever been a teacher will appreciate the winds of change that seem to sweep in whenever someone opens the schoolhouse door. High-stakes testing changes the focus of instruction. The recent widespread cheating problem in the Atlanta City Schools shows how far some "educators" go for their own personal gain in complete disregard for their professional responsibilities.
It is difficult to teach someone who rejects the teacher. Peer pressure reigns with adults and with the students. Throw in a few administrators, elected officials, and community leaders to make a simmering stew of fact, fiction, opinions, and, finally understanding.
Racism rears its ugly head even on the faculty, and from the front office, she must handle with care the viewpoint of a principal who, like many in small town America, longs for the days when Sunday School and Bible tenets extended into the classroom. Molly wonders how she will handle his censure of an article in the school newspaper that deals with AIDs and other "hot button" issues.
If this novel were placed on the "suggested reading" lists for schools, both adults and students would find many familiar scenarios with which they could identify.
Five stars for Donna Meredith for this thought-provoking novel.
Not this book!
The Color of Lies had realistic characters, well written storylines, and thought provoking messages.
The main character, Molly, has me thinking about issues that everyone should consider.
If you work in a classroom, you'd especially love this story.
I'll look for more work from Donna Meredith.