Little Black Lies


“Cohen’s creative intelligence and sure-footed prose style ensure the novel is both lively and humourous. Her pacing is sharp, and her language has the capacity to surprise…A mature and more substantial alternative to some of the other high school novels out there.”
—Quill & Quire

“I’ve read and loved every single one of Tish Cohen’s books. Little Black Lies is her best book
to date.”
—Lauren Baratz—Logsted, author of Crazy Beautiful

“Tish Cohen is a master storyteller who gives me everything I long for in a book and then some. Loveable, memorable characters, page—turning energy, a use of language that leaves me breathless, fierce intelligence, humour mixed with compassion—in short, this is a zinger of a book that portrays a daughter’s deep love for her unbalanced father. Made me sadder than sad, and bursting with hope. This book makes the world a better place.”
—Sheree Fitch, multi—award winning author of The Gravesavers

“With heart, wit, and a good dose of fun, Little Black Lies reminds us that when it comes to life even the smartest of girls has a lot to learn.”
—Jenny O’Connell, author, The Book of Luke and Local Girls

“Tish Cohen’s Little Black Lies is a searingly clear—eyed, sharply funny portrait of High—School—Peer—Pressure Gone Wild. Social misfit Sara Black’s account of her year at America’s premier institute for hyper—over—achievers is full of gut—punch emotion and compelling insights from a smart girl forced to navigate the treacherous hallways of Anton High——a school of piranhas in kilts and knee—socks. This is a place where good things only seem to happen to bad kids and a good kid has no choice but to do bad things.”
—Lesley Livingston, author of Wondrous Strange and Darklight

Little Black Lies is a funny, poignant tale of high school intrigue taken to the nth degree (and occasionally times Pi). With effortless panache, Tish Cohen creates the ultimate private school story. All the usual suspects are there: the new kid, the popular girl, the unattainable boy . . . but she gives each a unique and unexpected twist. Nor is this book all light and escapist fluff. Cohen tackles such complex issues as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, divorce, and the insane pressures put on students in gifted programs, and she does it with such a deft touch that the book never feels heavy—handed or veers into movie of the week sentimentality. Little Black Lies might be about deception, but it is a brutally honest book with a fabulous sense of humour that keeps you turning the pages right until the very end. In other words:
(wicked sense of humour) + (awesome characters)(searingly astute observations) — sentiment = (one great read)”
—Adrienne Kress author of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman