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Lies We Tell Ourselves

by Robin Talley - £7.99  Harlequin (UK) (Mira Ink) (2014)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781848452923 | ISBN 10: 1848452926

Lie #1: I'm not afraid.
Lie #2: I'm sure I'm doing the right thing.
Lie# 3: I don't care what they think of me.

 
It's 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it's Sarah's first day of school as one of the first black students at previously all-white Jefferson High. No one wants Sarah there. Not the Governor. Not the teachers. And certainly not the students - especially Linda, daughter of the town's most ardent segregationist. Sarah and Linda are supposed to despise each other. But the more time they spend together, the less their differences matter. And both girls start to feel something they've never felt before. Something they're determined to ignore.
 
Because it's one thing to stand up to an unjust world - but another to be terrified of what's in your own heart.

(Price & availability last checked: October 2014)

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