Necessary Lies

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.

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250010705

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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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 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?

Necessary Lies

Author: Eva Stachniak

Publisher: Cape Town Books

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Amazon.com Review 2001 Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award Winner: Eva Stachniak's Necessary Lies is an earnest debut novel that explores the secrets, falsifications, and betrayals that build empires while rupturing the lives of individuals. Set during one of the 20th century's most tumultuous decades, it tells the story of Anna, a lecturer in English from the University of Wroclaw, who arrives in Montreal in the fall of 1981. When martial law is declared in Poland, she chooses to remain in Canada, although emigration means abandoning her husband, an activist in the political opposition, and deserting her homeland as it reels from the shock of being betrayed by its own people. What follows is a bittersweet tale of Anna's marriage to a German émigré, a composer, and her journey back to Europe 10 years later--after his death and the fall of Communism--to come to terms with her own departure and her second husband's past. Necessary Lies, which won the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award, tackles an intriguingly volatile period of repression, recrimination, and reconciliation in central and eastern Europe (and in Canada's separatist Quebec as well). Stachniak is a lucid lecturer who deftly makes fiction from events that have been fodder for recent travel literature, such as Eva Hoffman's Exit into History: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe and Irena Karafilly's Ashes and Miracles: A Polish Journey. Stachniak's strength as a writer lies in her skill in invoking place--its sights and smells and energy--and in juxtaposing a city's present with its complex past. Like an archaeologist or archivist, she delves into the layers of history to reveal the collective source of personal tragedy. But these strengths ultimately prove to be the novel's shortcoming as a work of fiction. Stachniak has a faintly irritating tendency (right from page 1) to engage in irresolvable arguments about whether Poland is part of central or eastern Europe. More significantly, she fails to render psychologically compelling characters, despite the potentially fascinating figures she draws upon. Furthermore, central confrontation scenes with Anna's Polish ex-husband and her second husband's longtime German lover miss the opportunity to sound the depths of betrayal. How unsatisfactory for the reader when the collision of two world views gets reduced to the banality of a co-owned apartment buyout. --Diana Kuprel Review "It's not easy for a fiction writer to keep up with history when it's this big, but Stachniak and her characters do precisely that--as their own secrets and lies and hard-worn resilience parallel the extraordinary events happening around them. Necessary Lies is a brave and ambitious novel and a worthy winner." Joel Yanofsky. "Necessary Lies serves to remind where we are by reminding where many of us have come from." Olga Stein. ""[Stachniak's human comedy is the oldest and best sort. Woven through the inevitable sadness is wonder at the revelation of human complexity and resilience.", Jim Bartley, The Globe and Mail

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Author: Eva Stachniak

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780889242951

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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When Anna is offered the opportunity to move to Montreal, she jumps at the chance to leave her life in Poland behind. But when tragedy strikes 10 years later, Anna decides to return to a dramatically changed Europe. Probing the depths of betrayal and forgiveness, she confronts her own past and the motives that drove her away from Poland.

Necessary Lies

But as I've learned, nothing is as it seems. And the man I want to trust might just be the man I need to run from. WARNING: This is a steamy romance involving an older, experienced alpha male and the young girl he wishes to own.

Author: Alison Ryan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544028378

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Page: 250

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My father is dead. That much I know. What I didn't know, was what my father did for a living. I thought he was just a run of the mill lawyer. I was wrong. My father had an entire life I never knew about. One filled with half-truths and plenty of deception. Nolan Weston is the key to unlocking the lies. Nolan worked for my father. He was his right-hand man, the one he entrusted with everything. That would include being the executor of my father's massive estate that I just so happen to be the sole heiress to. I should hate Nolan. He's cold. Arrogant. And he's hiding something. But I don't hate him at all. I'm drawn to him. After a snowstorm in Tahoe traps us inside my father's luxury digs, the forced proximity opens up the floodgates of our desire. "It was one of the moments in my life I knew I would remember always. And that as much as I didn't want to feel like I belonged to anyone, at that moment I was completely his, for as long as he wanted me. He might one day be done with me, but I would never be done with him." Nolan wants to teach me how to please him. I want to learn how to trust him. But as I've learned, nothing is as it seems. And the man I want to trust might just be the man I need to run from. WARNING: This is a steamy romance involving an older, experienced alpha male and the young girl he wishes to own. There are twists and turns and it will leave you gasping for more.

Necessary Lies

Author: Kerry Neville Bakken

Publisher: Bkmk Pr/Umkc

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Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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"A collection of seven short-stories the examines how suicide, divorce, infidelity, infertility, and lies affect several middle-class, Northeastern American families in the late 20th century"--Provided by publisher.

Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies Lost innocence. Betrayal. Small-town secrets. It all adds up to
necessary lies. Life had plenty to offer beautiful seventeen-year-old Cliffie
Flowers in 1953 backwoods Georgia before she got pregnant by a local lothario
whose ...

Author: Janice Daugharty

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

ISBN: 1611944333

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

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Lost innocence. Betrayal. Smalltown secrets. It all adds up to necessary lies. It always starts with the loss of innocence. Life had plenty to offer beautiful seventeen-year-old Cliffie Flowers in 1953 backwoods Georgia before she got pregnant by a local lothario whose conquests also included her sister. Fearing the disappointment of her adoring father, Cliffie lies to conceal her downfall as the golden girl who might have been the hope of her poor family. But her deception leads to far worse trouble. "Janice Daugharty is a born story-teller. Her voice is a finely honed 'Southern' voice that is warm, vibrant, and original; her characters seem to leap from the page, fully imagined in a sentence or two. Best of all, her fiction is rich with surprises. Each story is like a wild, improvised ride that takes us to an unexpected destination." --Joyce Carol Oates "Janice Daugharty is a natural-born writer." --Pat Conroy "Daugharty once again has succeeded in creating a suspenseful, well-written narrative around an unusual plot line." --Library Journal Janice Daugharty's 1997 novel, EARL IN THE YELLOW SHIRT (HarperCollins) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of seven acclaimed novels and two short story collections. She serves as writer-in-residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. Visit the author at JaniceDaugharty.com

Necessary Lies

What do you do when you discover your whole relationship is a lie?

Author: Jacki Renée

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ISBN: 9780999068779

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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What do you do when you discover your whole relationship is a lie? Widowed single mother, Dr. Danielle Edwards, never imagined her world would be shaken off its axis after moving to Boulder, Colorado with her daughter. Raised in foster care, Danielle's childhood best friend was her now-dead husband, James Edwards. The only emotional attachment Danielle has now, is her daughter. That is until Bryan walks into the classroom at Back to School Night with his daughter. On the surface, Bryan is a successful global businessman, but that is just the cover for his real job. Colonel Bryan K. Hawk IV is Second Command of Phantom, a secret branch of the U.S. military. He must recover the information James stole-information that could start World War III. And protect Danielle, who is unknowingly caught in the middle. One fateful night triggers the lies to unfold. And the truth may rip them apart.

The Year of Necessary Lies

One amazing year in a remarkable woman1s life journey becomes the inspiration for generations when she takes a huge risk, follows her heart, embraces forbidden love, and unwittingly becomes the champion of a winged world that is on the ...

Author: Kris Radish

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 1940716500

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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One amazing year in a remarkable woman1s life journey becomes the inspiration for generations when she takes a huge risk, follows her heart, embraces forbidden love, and unwittingly becomes the champion of a winged world that is on the brink of extinction. It’s 1903, the world is poised for drastic change, and Julia Briton is a naive, beautiful Boston socialite who suffers a series of devastating losses and discovers that her beloved husband is involved in the plume trade—the massive slaughter of birds for use in the fashion industry. When Julia is secretly ushered into the early 20th century by a group of brazen female activists, she boldly risks everything and embarks on a perilous journey to the wilds of untamed Florida, a place of great danger where men will stop at nothing to get what they want and where one man, and a faithful friend, force her to make yet more life-changing decisions. Years later, when Julia’s great-granddaughter, Kelly, discovers some hidden tape recordings in her famous great-grandmother1s dresser and learns the real truth about Julia’s year, a year that changed the course of history, she must decide what to do with her grandmother1s incredible legacy. Will she keep the real “secret of the year”, or will she be brave enough to follow her own heart? USA Best Book Awards: Fiction: Historical, Finalist

Necessary Lies

In order to protect their family, Sarah and Lia teach their children that some lies are necessary.

Author: Richard Edgar

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985090545

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Page: 242

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Every family has secrets. Every family tells lies to protect their secrets. Bringing up ethical children with necessary lies is a problem. They told Sarah she could never have children of her own. I told her I wanted to have her babies, and she found a way to make that happen. They told Sarah she could never marry the love of her life. But then they legalized same-sex marriage across the river. So we got married, cherry blossoms and two kids in all the wedding pictures. Growing up different is hard, I understand that. My Miranda is such a headstrong teenager. We looked like a normal family, almost. Except houses are expensive across the river where we're legal. Except things haven't really changed that much since I was a kid, getting beat up because I was gay. Except being not quite legal makes a difference at the hospital. With the school system. At the state university system. Necessary lies almost worked, until they just didn't any more. Were we really all that different? And what do we do now, to pick up the pieces?

A Little Bird Told Me

Story of the author's family, of "identity, memory, remembering and madness"

Author: Lynette Russell

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865086934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

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Story of the author's family, of "identity, memory, remembering and madness"

The First Lie

An e-original short story that sets the stage for bestselling author Diane Chamberlain's novel Necessary Lies (September 2013). The First Lie gives readers an early glimpse into the life of thirteen-year-old Ivy Hart.

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466839406

Category: Fiction

Page: 35

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An e-original short story that sets the stage for bestselling author Diane Chamberlain's novel Necessary Lies (September 2013). The First Lie gives readers an early glimpse into the life of thirteen-year-old Ivy Hart. It's 1958 in rural North Carolina, where Ivy lives with her grandmother and sister on a tobacco farm. As tenant farmers, Ivy and her family don't have much freedom, though she and her best friend, Henry, often sneak away in search of adventure...and their truest selves. But life on the farm takes a turn when Ivy's teenage sister gives birth—all the while maintaining her silence about the baby's father. Soon Ivy finds herself navigating the space between adolescence and adulthood as she tries to unravel a dark web of family secrets and make sense of her ever-evolving life in the segregated South. Advance praise for Diane Chamberlain's Necessary Lies: "It will steal your heart."—Katrina Kittle, author of The Blessings of the Animals "An emotional powerhouse." —Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House Memories "Enthralling...[it] transfixed me from the very first pages, and its vivid and sympathetic characters haunted me long after the last."—Christina Schwarz, New York Times bestselling author of Drowning Ruth

Mental and Moral Science

That is , these eternal and necessary differences of things make it fit and
reasonable for creatures so to act ; they cause it to be their duty , or lay an
obligation on them so to do ; even separate from the ... Herein the necessary lies
obligation ...

Author: Alexander Bain

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Category: Ethics

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The Surgeon s Vade Mecum

The chief diagnosis necessary lies between those growths of local character ,
which , if thoroughly extirpated , do not return , and cancer . Slowness of growth ;
freedom from pain ; an equable and firm consistence of the swelling ; the skin ...

Author: Robert Druitt

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Category: Surgery

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Logic The judgement concept and inference

... is not B ; for the opposition between the merely possible and the necessary lies
just in the fact that it may not be as well as may be . But on closer inspection it
becomes necessary to impose important limitations on the proposition that every
A ...

Author: Christoph Sigwart

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Category: Logic

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Clinical Memoirs on the Diseases of Women

It is rare for the symptoms of this form , to resemble in severity those of ordinary
peritonitis ; and it is seldom necessary ... The only danger , on the contrary , from
the use of leeches to the cervix uteri when local depletion is necessary , lies in
the ...

Author: Gustave Louis Richard Bernutz

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Category: Gynecology

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Christian Treasury

... and its progress lies through conceive how a man like Peter , after such words
storms and tempests ; but we have in ... called necessary lies can be alflaming ,
to - morrow cold — may well despair , at lowed to introduce themselves , and if ...

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Chambers s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

... the other two ingredients considered a neighbour ' s cow , you know what you
have got ; ' or , requisite by Howell . ... for example : “ Children support ten
children ; ten children cannot support one and fools tell the truth ; ' ' Necessary
lies are ...

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