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Necessary Lies - Diane Chamberlain
Necessary Lies
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Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town fifty years ago, and the darkest—and most hopeful—places in the human heartAfter losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a... show more
Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town fifty years ago, and the darkest—and most hopeful—places in the human heartAfter losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm.  As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give.When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed.  She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients' lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband.  But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farm—secrets much darker than she would have guessed.  Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong. Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy.  Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong?
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9781250010698
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 Necessary Lies
Jane has a heart and she is not afraid to follow it. Her heart is big and sometimes her heart doesn’t always follow the rules which can lead her into trouble but for Jane she feels it was all worth it because sometimes the rules need to be broken. Rules don’t fit all the people, all the time. Many o...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it
5.0 Necessary Lies
By: Diane Chamberlain ISBN-13: 9781250010698 Publisher: St. Martin's Press Publication date: 9/3/2013 Pages: 352 My Rating: 5 Stars I received an advance reading copy of Necessary Lies and could not wait to dive in and stayed up all night and finished this morning! An extraordinary and inspir...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.0 Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
I chose this book out of local interest and interest in the subject matter rather than expectations for its literary merit. It is pop lit—don’t read it looking for deep or insightful characterization or beautiful use of language—but successful pop lit: it’s a compelling story that I zipped through. ...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.0 Necessary Lies
I chose this book out of local interest and interest in the subject matter rather than expectations for its literary merit. It is pop lit--don’t read it looking for deep or insightful characterization or beautiful use of language--but successful pop lit: it’s a compelling story that I zipped through...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
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4.5 Review: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
One of the best novels I've read in 2013, hands down, and I'm kind of floored that I haven't heard all that much about the book apart from conversations locally (because I live in the state this is set within, even grew up and interacted in the cities it had taken place.) While this novel is histori...
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