Once Upon a Lie

Once Upon a Lie

by Michael French


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938288654
Publisher: Rock Point Press
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English and of Northwestern University with a master’s in journalism, Michael French is the author of twenty-four books: adult and young adult fiction, art criticism, biographies, adaptations, and gender studies.

A native of Los Angeles, he also is a successful businessman, an avid high-altitude mountain trekker, a world traveler to developing countries, an activist, and, with his wife, Patricia, a philanthropist raising money for programs aiding teachers in Santa Fe, N.M., public schools, which are some of the most challenged in the country.

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When things happen in microseconds, they are hard to sort out in your memory; the shutter speed is too quick. Charlie seemed to turn from my mother at the instant Dad entered the kitchen, yet one of those actions surely came first. Mom went back to polishing. Charlie strolled toward the fridge and opened it, as if to forage for food. He turned casually and looked up at my father, giving him a

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SageA More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of books and I can't remember the last time a book has left me with so many feelings. Michael French is a wonderful writer. I felt he really placed me into the scenes. I found myself cringing through some of the encounters Jaleel faced as a young black man. It hurt my heart. And while Alex comes from an extremely privileged family, I did like her very much. She maintained compassion and humility throughout the novel. These two characters connect in a super emotional way. Through drama and corruption, they both stay together and grow with each other. Alex faces just as much pain as Jaleel which I think shows despite where you come from, everyone faces similar trials. I appreciate that the author didn't end this deep story in a happily ever after kind of way. It feels real. It haunts you in the best way possible.