Life & Style
The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
Do you ever get tired of wearing that mask? No, not that N95, but the one you wear to shield your real self from the withering scrutiny of the world. This novel plays with the idea of what might happen if we told our real stories in a community that includes people who care. From an aging, quirky, lonely artist to a forceful, successful but insecure café owner, the cast is charming, the setting is beguiling, and the plot will keep your nose in this book.
Pem McNerney, Living editor, Shore Publishing