Incoming! A Version of the Truth, by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack

Incoming! is a feature at Ms. Bookish that chronicles new books that have arrived in the Ms. Bookish household. Here’s one of the latest new arrivals:

A Version of the Truth, by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack

A Version of the TruthAbout the Book:

Thirty, newly single, and desperately in need of a paycheck, inveterate bird-watcher Cassie Shaw goes against her principles and lies on her résumé to land a job. She then finds herself employed at an elite university working for two professors as unique as the rare birds she covets.

One of them is a sexy expert in animal behavior, Professor Conner. Under his charismatic tutelage, Cassie begins her personal transformation into the people she was meant to be while meeting the kinds of people she has never met before. But when your entire future and your unlikely new career teeter on one unbearable untruth, the masquerade can’t go on forever

First line: “I flunked the second, third, and ninth grades. In my heart, I knew I was dumb.”

Where I got this book: Part of my No BEA? Books Anyway! haul

My initial thoughts:

Why I picked this one up:

  1. I am a sucker for the phrase “personal transformation” (in fiction only, though.)
  2. I read the authors’ last book, Literacy and Longing in L.A. and absolutely loved it.

Related Links and other Fun Stuff

CBS News interviews Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack about A Version of the Truth (I didn’t embed the video here because I couldn’t get it to stop auto-playing.)

Where to buy A Version of the Truth:: U.S. ( | IndieBound | Canada (Chapters) | UK (

7 thoughts on “Incoming! A Version of the Truth, by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack

  1. Belle Post author

    Nicole, I think the authors are both avid readers. Literacy and Longing in L.A. is all about books, too.

    Joanne, I do hope you love Literacy and Longing in L.A. – it was an unexpected sleeper hit for me. Chick lit that is all about books and a booklover – it just charmed me completely!


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