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  • Paperback
  • 294 pages
  • The Color of Lies
  • Donna Meredith
  • English
  • 15 July 2018
  • 0982901550

The Color of Lies[Download] ➵ The Color of Lies By Donna Meredith – Essayreview.co.uk Forty year old widow Molly Culpepper believes her hometown is a place of harmony and white picket fences until a colleague chalks a racial slur on the blackboard during Barack Obama s presidential cam Forty year old widow Molly Culpepper believes her hometown is a place of harmony and white picket fences until a colleague chalks a racial slur on the blackboard during Barack Obama s presidential campaign In the uproar that follows, a citizens group files a lawsuit alleging discrimination against the high school where Molly teaches To address the lawsuit s concerns over academic weaknesses, Molly joins forces with The Color PDF/EPUB or a black minister to plan curriculum improvements and a fundraiser for equipment upgrades The town s racial divide becomes personal when Molly clashes with a new black student, JD Marshall His rough language and lack of control disrupt Molly s classroom, but she is determined to find a way to reach him Gradually, both Molly and JD discover their families have a tangled history involving violence, charity, and misunderstanding The serious themes of the novel are lightened by Molly s witty voice and the dark humor that stems from the effects of the Great Recession In addition to problems at work, Molly struggles to raise two boys on her own, to keep her alcoholic father out of trouble, and to find time for romance.


About the Author: Donna Meredith

Donna Meredith s books feature strong women, haloes slightly tarnished The Associate Editor of Southern Literary Review, she is the author of five award winning novels, Buried Seeds, Fraccidental Death, Wet Work, The Glass Madonna and The Color of Lies that are popular with book clubs, as well as the nonfiction book Magic in the Mountains Kelsey Murphy, Robert Bomkamp, and the West Virginia Cameo Glass Revolution The Color PDF/EPUB or She s worn many hats for the Tallahassee Writers Association, including president, vice president, conference chair, newsletter editor, webmaster, and chair of the Seven Hills Review literary contestShe became a full time writer after a teaching career in public high schools in West Virginia and Georgia, where she taught English, Newspaper Journalism, and TV ProductionShe earned a Bachelor s in Education with a double major in English and Journalism from Fairmont State College, a Master s in Journalism from West Virginia University, and an Education Specialist s degree in English from Nova University She also studied creative writing at Florida State and served as a newsletter editor for the Florida State Attorney General s Office She resides in Tallahassee with her husband John.


10 thoughts on “The Color of Lies

  1. says:

    I actually had to read this novel for a course on Diversity in Education While, I was not sure what to make of it at first, I quickly found myself drawn into the book For any teachers out there, Meredith does a really great job showing what it is like to teach in the current era From budget cuts due to the recession and general slashing of public education funding, to the still current racial undertones The underlying racial problems in this small town, come to the forefront of the main char I actually had to read this novel for a course on Diversity in Education While, I was not sure what to make of it at first, I quickly found myself drawn into the book For any teachers out there, Meredith does a really great job showing what it is like to teach in the current era From budget cuts due to the recession and general slashing of public education funding, to the still current racial undertones The underlying racial problems in this small town, come to the forefront of the main character, Molly Culpepper, life in a big way This novel also does a wonderful job of exploring the difficulty in teaching someone you don t understand and in fact teaching someone who just plan doesn t like you Maybe even hates you The characters are all very well fleshed out, and although this type of novel is not my normal cup of tea, I found I devoured it in about a days time

  2. says:

    This is well written and thought provoking It is a slice of life with interesting characters and up to date situations I particularly enjoyed how the teacher culpeppered her high school honors students with sentences featuring vocabulary words that stretch us all.The overt story is racism and its subtleties The underlying story is lies Do we tell white lies to protect others from unnecessary pain Or do we tell black lies intended to deceive and conceal Or do we tell lies of other colors This is well written and thought provoking It is a slice of life with interesting characters and up to date situations I particularly enjoyed how the teacher culpeppered her high school honors students with sentences featuring vocabulary words that stretch us all.The overt story is racism and its subtleties The underlying story is lies Do we tell white lies to protect others from unnecessary pain Or do we tell black lies intended to deceive and conceal Or do we tell lies of other colors Are we deceiving ourselves by our lies This is a story about the uncertainty and anxiety of life and the volatility we currently live in It offers hope

  3. says:

    required reading for a class on race and gender issues Slow beginning but it s got charm From 30% on I was into the characters and genuinely cared about what happened to them recommended for other teachers.

  4. says:

    3,5 stars.

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