As Good as True

As Good as True Review

A powerful and haunting novel of a woman’s broken past and the painful choices she must make to keep her family and her home.

August 1956. After a night of rage and terror, Anna Nassad wakes to find her abusive husband dead and instinctively hides her bruises and her relief. As the daughter of Syrian immigrants living in segregated Alabama, Anna has never belonged, and now her world is about to erupt.

Days before, Anna set in motion an explosive chain of events by allowing the first black postman to deliver the mail to her house. But it’s her impulsive act of inviting him inside for a glass of water that raises doubts about Anna’s role in her husband’s death.

As threats and suspicions arise in the angry community, Anna must confront her secrets in the face of devastating turmoil and reconcile her anguished relationship with her daughter. Will she discover the strength to fight for those she loves most, even if it means losing all she’s ever known?

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  • RoseMary Achey

    Every novel needs balance. The timing and pace should be appropriate for the story being told. Unfortunately this book fails on all those tenets. As Good as True deals with domestic violence, segrega...

  • Melissa Leatherwood

    I finished it, but I didn’t love it. I admire the perseverance and the strength portrayed here, yet the clinginess to guilt over things completely out of her control was tiring and incongruent. The ...

  • Helen

    Really not my cup of tea....very disappointed. I thought it would be such a great read from the description but instead it was slow, repetitive and downright boring in my opinion. I couldn't finish it...

  • Bonnye Reed

    GAb As good as True is a wonderful novel. Cheryl Reid brings to us the pain and joy and love of childbirth and motherhood, the duties we owe our parents, the necessity of familial bonds, and the injus...

  • Meg

    PowerfulThis story beautifully illustrates a family torn by cultural experience, racial issues and difficult topics. The author is a powerful writer and I cannot wait for her next novel. This book was...

  • Dee Cherry

    Sad story as Anna's life was on display. I kept wondering when things would turn around for her. Well written ...

  • Fayla

    3.5 starsThis started out as a beautiful tapestry of tragedy but somewhere near the end, I started to find Anna loathsome. Someone asked me, and now I really need to know if the author intended for th...

  • Dorothy Tracey

    Poignant but powerful book about a Syrian woman who has been mentally, physically, and sexually abused all her life by her husband. The story takes place in the late 1950's when racial segregation was...

  • Christine Roberts

    While "As Good As True" has an interesting premise and a well thought out cast of characters, it just wasn't a hit for me. I found it plodding and dull, and I really couldn't find the desire to care a...

  • Carla

    This was a free ebook from Amazon won through Goodreads. Wonderful writing, and interesting story, had me engrossed from the beginning. The daughter of Syrian immigrants, Ana lives in Alabama. Segrega...