A Version of the Truth (MP3 CD)
In the wilds of Topanga Canyon, Cassie Shaw is right at home - with the call of birds, the sound of wind in the trees, the harmony of a world without people. But everywhere else, life is a little harder for Cassie. Her mother believes in Big Foot. Her wisecracking pet parrot is a drama queen. And at the age of thirty, newly single and without a college degree, Cassie desperately needs a decent paycheck. Which is why, against all her principles, she lies on her resume for an office job at an elite university - and then finds herself employed in academia by two professors who are as rare as the birds she covets. One of her new bosses is Professor William Conner, a sexy, handsome, cheerfully aristocratic expert in animal behavior. Soon, under Conner's charismatic tutelage, Cassie carefully begins her personal transformation while meeting the kind of people who don t flock to wildlife preserves - from impossibly brilliant academics to adorably spoiled college boys. But her future - and unlikely new career - is teetering on one unbearable untruth. And Cassie's masquerade is about to come undone in a chain of events that will transform her life - and the lives of those around her - forever. A novel for late bloomers of every exotic shade and stripe, A Version of the Truth is pure entertainment - at once hilarious and wry, lyrical and uplifting.
About the Author
Jennifer Kaufman was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and is a two-time winner of the national Penny-Missouri Journalism Award. She lives in Los Angeles.
Karen Mack, a former attorney, is a Golden Globe award-winning film and television producer. Jennifer Kaufman is a former staff writer for the "Los Angeles Times" and a two-time winner of the national Penney-Missouri Journalism Award. They both reside in Los Angeles and this is their third novel. Their first novel, "Literacy and Longing in L.A." was on the "Los Angeles Times" bestseller list for 15 weeks reaching #1 and won the Best Fiction Award from the Southern California Bookseller's Association. Their second novel, "A Version of the Truth", was also on the "L.A. Times "bestseller list.
Tanya Eby has a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Grand Valley State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. Tanya has had a series of jobs: clerk for one day at Victoria's Secret, assistant at Carnegie Hall for nine months, voiceover performer for ten years and writer for as long as she can remember. She has two quirky children and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.