A Version of the Truth

A Version of the Truth

Book - 2008
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Newly single and without a college degree, Cassie is in desperate need of a paycheck and lies on her résumé to get a job with Conner, a professor of animal behavior at an elite college, but her new life is about to unravel after she discovers a rare bird on a nature preserve.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780385340199
0385340192
Branch Call Number: FICTION KAUFMAN
Characteristics: 322 p.
Additional Contributors: Mack, Karen

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alexnana
Oct 18, 2015

Loved it. I always enjoy seeing the under dog get ahead, even if it involved a lie. the lie didn't really hurt anyone drastically.

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dgrace
Apr 16, 2011

Why not to lie on your resume...except it all works out in the end, so maybe the moral is lie, lie, lie...

DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

SPL Shelf Life column June 18, 2008

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avidreaderCB
Jul 14, 2008

Great book - well written. Does not drag. Has a great story line without being corny.

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DanniOcean Jun 15, 2009

This is an uplifting little novel full of humour and natural inspiration that could be taken straight out of the pages of Thoreau.
Cassie Shaw has always felt dumb. Her teachers told her so, so she gave up on school. Her cheating-swindling husband told her so, and she believes him (but he gets what he deserves.)
Cassie finds that the employment force has no room for a broke, uneducated widow; desperate, she lies on her resume and promptly lands a job as an assistant to a professor of animal behaviour.
Always drawn to animals and nature, for the first time in her life Cassie finds that she wants to learn more. She begins to audit classes, discovers the true reason for her previous ‘dumbness’, and develops close relationships.
But the secret of her false resume weighs heavily on her, and the more lies Cassie creates to conceal the truth, the closer the truth gets to the surface, threatening to destroy all that she has learned to love.
Although it might sound it, A Version of the Truth is not your typical chick-lit novel, but should appeal to any fan of the genre.

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