Necessary Lies

A Novel

    • 4.5 • 569 Ratings
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Publisher Description

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 heart

After 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?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
September 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4
MB

Customer Reviews

NanettaNick ,

Gripping story touches both heart and mind

Chamberlain makes each character so vivid as they deal with complex circumstances in their lives. I could feel Jane’s anguish as she tried to do the right thing for her clients, but was thwarted by rigid rules and harsh social class restrictions. I felt like I was immersed in a real place and time, as each compelling scene unfolded. Bravo!

digboydig ,

It’s in spanish

Aaaggghhh

Bitty3Babies ,

Necessary Lies

AMAZING book -- I loved the time period of the book, early 1960's -- and the characters and main theme of the book made it hard to put down. GREAT STORY -- especially since it is NOT FICTION!!

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