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
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:
- I am a sucker for the phrase “personal transformation” (in fiction only, though.)
- 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.)