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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby Narrator: Tracey Leigh Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781494579821
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On the surface, Anise seems to have it all: a successful career, a solid marriage, and good friends. But when she applies for a promotion at work, she loses out to a white colleague who isn't nearly as qualified for the job. However, the problem at work is only the beginning of Anise's troubles. After being married for four seemingly blissful years, she discovers that her husband is having an affair. And to make matters worse, her best friend at work is keeping dangerous secrets. But Anise is no quitter. As brave as she is determined, she reaches deep inside her soul to find the strength and courage to overcome heartbreak and stay her course. Ultimately, she will discover that what is worth having is worth fighting for-in her career and, most important, in her heart. Contains mature themes. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • "A Taste of Reality is a powerful and deeply satisfying read. It’s Kimberla Lawson Roby at her best.”

    E. Lynn Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Just Too Good to Be True

  • A Taste of Reality possesses both depth and realism. Roby adds her unique voice to this fresh novel. Although the story can be heavy reading, it’s a must-read for every African-American female. Readers cannot help but be drawn into Anise’s trials and tribulation.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “A novel about the tough issue of workplace racism…A thought-provoking novel about relationships between partners, coworkers, and family.”


  • “Narrator Tracey Leigh offers a solid performance.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Tracey Leigh brings Roby’s characters to life, giving even the villains depth and personality. Caricatures abound, but reality wins out in this story of pride and persistence.”


  • Finality for the Atlanta Choice Award
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About the Author
Author Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is an award-winning author whose work has been on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence, Upscale magazine, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com. In addition, Roby is the recipient of the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001, several Female Author of the Year Awards presented by the African American Literary Award Show in New York, and the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago’s Black History Month Book Fair and Conference, among others. She lives in Illinois with her husband.

About the Narrator

Tracey Leigh is an actor with numerous theater, television, and radio credits. She has also narrated a number of audiobooks, including A Taste of Reality by Kimberla Lawson Roby, The Other Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey, and What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage.