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A Taste of Reality Paperback – Bargain Price, February 17, 2004
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Kimberla Lawson Roby has done an excellent job in exposing race relations. She not only shows discrimination in the work place and amongst whites and blacks, she takes it one step further to include black-on-black discrimination be it color (light vs. dark) or economic. She also provides a healthy dose of "reality" about interracial relationship and leaves the reader to ponder about his or her own prejudices. This is an excellent, quick read that is both romantic and socially conscious. I cannot wait for the author's next novel, which I hope will be a sequel focusing on the possible relationship between Anise and Frank.
Reviewed by Latoya Carter-Qawiyy
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David wants her to forget work and discrimination to concentrate on starting a family. Though hurt by his cavalier attitude about her career, Anise becomes even more disappointed as she also realizes that David is having an affair probably during his frequent business trips. Ignoring her broken heart instead of seeking family bliss, she decides to prove to her boss he made a mistake.
In many ways Anise is a modern day African American female equivalent to Job as almost overnight her idyllic life turns into a series of modern day trials testing her heart and soul and at times overwhelms the audience. Anise is a superb protagonist confronted with job discrimination, a cheating spouse, and her best friend with her own troubles and agenda that harm the heroine further. Fans will root for Anise to stay her course though everyone pressures her to quit, but the key to this terrific plot is the deft handling of job discrimination that showcases the talent of Kimberla Lawson Roby to entertain while focusing on a real issue.
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This author has quickly become one of my favorite author. I was really wondering what could possibly happen nest in this novel. It is a must read.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was an amazing read and being a woman but also a black woman I really identified with the main character. Great read would recommend to anyone.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very disappointed. This is one of my favorite authors; this was a let down.Published 4 months ago by Von
a taste of reality arrived in very good condition thank youPublished 9 months ago by this ratihg was ment for Casting The First Stone
This was really a good read. I enjoyed the story lines, but I did not liked the way it ended. But that is what made the book so interesting. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Daisy M. Chesley