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

Eva Stachniak. Seedrewerhe map of europeos Necessary relate the study for a
Stalian's et in Berlin , Montreal , Warsaw , and Wroclaw ( Breslau before Stalin ,
discovery of the secrets and lies that stitch together empires and individual lives .

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

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

Necessary Lies

Author: Eva Stachniak

Publisher: Singapore Books




View: 889 Review 2001 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 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

Necessary Lies

She does all this with a kind of tender wit, that's sometimes laugh-out-loud funny with an undertone of sadness. This is an extraordinary debut. I predict that Kerry Neville Bakken is a writer who's here to stay." Daniel Stern

Author: Kerry Neville Bakken

Publisher: Bkmk Pr/Umkc


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

What do you do when your whole life is a lie?Single mother, Dr. Danielle Edwards, never imagined her happily-ever-after ending so soon.

Author: Jacki Rene

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539372592


Page: 312

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What do you do when your whole life is a lie? Single mother, Dr. Danielle Edwards, never imagined her happily-ever-after ending so soon. But now her world has been shaken off its axis. Orphaned and raised in foster care, Danielle learned early in life to be independent. The only emotional attachment she had in childhood was to her friend and now-dead husband, James. The only emotional attachment she has now, is her daughter. That was until Bryan came into their lives... Everything about Colonel Bryan K. Hawk IV is devised to draw Danielle to him-from the way he dresses, to his motherless child. On the surface, Bryan is a successful global businessman, but he's hiding the real purpose for his relationship with Danielle. For nine-years, he's been investigating James Edwards. His assignment, to recover stolen information from an anti-American organization-information that exposes a centennial government secret that could start World War III. And Danielle is unknowingly caught in the middle. Bryan is trained to get answers by any means necessary, even seduction. But the government didn't train him how to resist someone like Danielle. Not when he's falling in love ...not when the truth will rip them apart forever.

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 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

Pinocchio Parenting

On average we lie about twice a day.1 That's more often than most people brush
their teeth. ... When our backs are against the wall, the lies seem to slide off the
tips of our tongues—and our noses grow a little bit ... And necessary lies: “Fat?

Author: Chuck Borsellino

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416542566

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Are you a Pinocchio Parent? You may be asking yourself these very questions: What lies, clichés, and half-truths do I tell my children? How do these lies hurt my children and my relationship with them? Clinical psychologist and author Chuck Borsellino claims that our culture condones all sorts of lies -- from "tiny fibs" to calloused misrepresentations. Though well-intentioned in our unintentional lies, we set our children up for failure and disappointment and undercut our credibility. In the pages of this book, Dr. Chuck Borsellino helps you sort out fact from fiction, intention from outcome. Most important, you'll learn a better way -- a way to help your children live life within the bounds of reality while fully exploring the dreams of their heart.

The Paradoxes of Mr Pond

“A real liar does not tell wanton and unnecessary lies. He tells wise and
necessary lies. It was not necessary for Gahagan to tell us once that he had seen
not one sea serpent but six sea serpents, each larger than the last; still less to
inform us ...

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755116461

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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Mr Pond was a small, neat civil servant. There was nothing remarkable about him at all - except a pointed beard. However, he tells the most fascinating stories and has an unorthodox way of solving crimes and mysteries. The eight stories include that of a Marshal's plan which goes tragically wrong because, paradoxically, his soldiers obey him.

Structuralism in Sociology

The answer lies in the fact that roles enjoy a degree of separateness, a degree of
autonomy, from other roles. ... The physician learns that sometimes it is “
necessary” to lie. His peers will support him when he makes “necessarylies.

Author: Fred Emil Katz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438408501

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Presents original concepts concerning the sociology of role theory, knowledge, and structuralism; organizes certain other concepts in a new and fruitful way; and introduces perspectives (e.g., indeterminacy, autonomy) in an illuminating manner. Apt illustrations, diagrams, and elaborate comments are presented on each theory.

A Perfect Vacuum

... which seems to call for condemnation from the standpoint of good taste , and
the shame and shock of the writer come from the realization of the inevitable lie
that one commits in writing . There exist necessary lies , e.g. , those that are
morally ...

Author: Stanisław Lem

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117334

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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In a perfect vacuum, Stanislaw Lem presents a collection of book reviews of nonexistent works of literature - works that, in many cases, could not possibly be written. Embracing postmodernism's "games for games' sake" ethos, Lem joins the contest with hilarious and grotesque results. Most of the "reviews" target the postmodern infatuation with antinarratives by lampooning their self-indulgence and exploiting their mannerisms. Lem exposes the limits of postmodern fiction, showing how its studious self-consciousness frequently conceals intellectual paucity. Beginning with a review of his own book, Lem moves on to tackle (or create pastiches of) the French new novel, James Joyce, pornography, authorless writing, and Dostoevsky, while at the same time ranging across scientific topics, from cosmology to the pervasiveness of computers.

An Introduction to Interaction

By asking this series of questions, Mr. Van Cleve works to dispel any notion that
Mr. North is not trustworthy because he has admitted lying in the past, by showing
that those were necessary lies. For example, when Mr. North says “I lied every ...

Author: Angela Cora Garcia

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623561523

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This textbook provides an in-depth introduction to the theoretical perspectives and methods of doing conversation analysis, an approach to the study of talk in interaction which grew out of the work of Garfinkel, Sacks, Schegloff, and Jefferson. This book is unique in that it provides comprehensive instruction in both interaction in ordinary conversations in everyday life as well as talk in institutional settings and a wide range of workplace and business interactions, while teaching both major research findings and how to conduct conversation analytic research. The book is designed to be useful for students of linguistics, sociology, and communication studies, and is written in clear and accessible prose. The Companion Website provides additional resources for instructors, such as questions and data excerpts for tests and in class exercises, audio and video clips for transcription practice, and guides for instructors on a range of topics covered in the course.

Discovering Reality

As things turn out, it could be that the main reason why an epistemological
analysis of feminism is culturally necessary lies at thecrossroads ofthe prescribed
“undistinguishableness” ofthe notionofvalidity and thesearch
forvalidwaysofanalysing ...

Author: Sandra Harding

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401001014

Category: Philosophy

Page: 332

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This collection of essays, first published two decades ago, presents central feminist critiques and analyses of natural and social sciences and their philosophies. This work provides a splendid opportunity for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in philosophy and the social sciences to explore some of the most intriguing and controversial challenges to disciplinary projects and to public policy today.

The Escape Artist

Pretending to Dance The Silent Sister Necessary Lies The Good Father The
Midwife's Confession The Lies We Told Secrets She Left Behind Before the
Storm The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes The Bay at Midnight Her Mother's
Shadow The ...

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447256743

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Susan Lewis, The Escape Artist is equal parts family drama, love story and thriller. Diane Chamberlain is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Silent Sister and The Midwife's Confession. Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she's beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people . . . if she's willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt and, worst of all, losing her son.

The Silent Sister

By Diane Chamberlain The Good Father The Midwife's Confession The Lies We
Told Secrets She Left Behind Before the ... and Strangers Fire and Rain Private
Relations Secret Lives The First Lie (ebook short story) Necessary Lies The
Silent ...

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230764045

Category: Fiction


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The Silent Sister is a gripping novel from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession. What if everything you believed turned out to be a lie? Riley MacPherson is returning to her childhood home in North Carolina. A place that holds cherished memories. While clearing out the house she finds a box of old newspaper articles - and a shocking family secret begins to unravel. Riley has spent her whole life believing that her older sister Lisa died tragically as a teenager. But now she's starting to uncover the truth: her life has been built on a foundation of lies, told by everyone she loved. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley tries to separate reality from fiction, her discoveries call into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Can she find the strength inside herself to decide her future? Incredibly gripping and emotionally powerful, The Silent Sister is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty. A companion short story featuring Riley, The Broken String, is available in eBook.

Wild Wood

“So many necessary lies.” Sister Mary's hand drops from the girl's head. “
Sometimes, in those days, a child was informally adopted.” “'Informally adopted'?
I'm not sure what you mean.” “Among family, for instance. A grandmother would
say she ...

Author: Posie Graeme-Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476743622

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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For fans of Diana Galbaldon’s Outlander series comes a gripping and passionate new historical novel. Intrigue, ancient secrets, fairy tales, and the glorious scenery of the Scottish borders drive the story of a woman who must find out who she really is. Jesse Marley calls herself a realist; she’s all about the here and now. But in the month before Charles and Diana’s wedding in 1981 all her certainties are blown aside by events she cannot control. First she finds out she’s adopted. Then she’s run down by a motor bike. In a London hospital, unable to speak, she must use her left hand to write. But Jesse’s right-handed. And as if her fingers have a will of their own, she begins to draw places she’s never been, people from another time—a castle, a man in armor. And a woman’s face. Rory Brandon, Jesse’s neurologist, is intrigued. Maybe his patient’s head trauma has brought out latent abilities. But wait. He knows the castle. He’s been there. So begins an extraordinary journey across borders and beyond time, a chase that takes Jesse to Hundredfield, a Scottish stronghold built a thousand years ago by a brutal Norman warlord. What’s more, Jesse Marley holds the key to the castle’s secret and its sacred history. And Hundredfield, with its grim Keep, will help Jesse find her true lineage. But what does the legend of the Lady of the Forest have to do with her? That’s the question at the heart of Wild Wood. There are no accidents. There is only fate.

A Spy by Nature

I want now to be rid of all halftruths and deceptions, of all the necessary lies of my
life. I have been doing this for so long now that I cannot recall when the deceiving
began, when it became necessary, in the name of a higher cause, to be ...

Author: Charles Cumming

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429917121

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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This is what they told me a long time ago. Only make contact in the event of an emergency. Only telephone if you believe that your position has been fatally compromised. Under no circumstances are you to approach us unless it is absolutely necessary in order to preserve the security of the operation. This is the number. Alec Milius is young, smart, and ambitious. He also has a talent for deception. He is working in a dead-end job when a chance encounter leads him to MI6, the elite British Secret Intelligence Service, handing him an opportunity to play center-stage in a dangerous game of espionage. In his new line of work, Alec finds that the difference between the truth and a lie can mean the difference between life and death—and he is having trouble telling them apart. Isolated and exposed, he must play a role in which the slightest glance or casual remark can seem heavy with unintended menace. Caught between British and American Intelligence, Alec finds himself threatened and alone, unable to confide in even his closest friend. His life as a spy begins to exact a terrible price, both on himself and on those around him. Richly atmospheric and chillingly plausible, A Spy By Nature announces the arrival of British author Charles Cumming as heir apparent to masters like John le Carré and Len Deighton. A bestseller in England, it's the gripping story of a young man driven by ruthless ambition who finds himself chasing not just success, but survival. Look out for Charles Cumming's next novel, The Trinity Six, in March. William Boyd calls The Trinity Six "Utterly absorbing and compelling. A brilliant re-imagining of events surrounding the notorious Cambridge spy-ring."

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



Category: Logic


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