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Necessary lies: a novel

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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 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 againsteverything 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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Grouping Titlenecessary lies
Grouping Authordiane chamberlain
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-17 15:44:45PM
Last Indexed2020-09-17 15:45:57PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781250010698

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display_descriptionCaring for her family on their mid-20th-century tobacco farm after the loss of her parents, 15-year-old Ivy connects with Grace County social worker Jane, who strains her personal and professional relationships with her advocacy of Ivy's family, whose dark secrets test Jane's resolve against racial tensions and state-mandated sterilizations.
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Eugenics -- Government policy -- United States -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Historical fiction
Involuntary sterilization -- Fiction
Large type books
North Carolina -- Fiction
North Carolina -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Social workers -- Fiction
Social workers -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Tenant farmers -- Fiction
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title_displayNecessary lies
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Necessary lies / Diane Chamberlain
Necessary lies [electronic resource] / Diane Chamberlain
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Necessary lies [sound recording] : a novel / Diane Chamberlain
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Historical Fiction
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