The care and management of lies : a novel of the ... Read More
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- ISBN: 9780062220516
- ISBN: 0062220519
319 pages ; 21 cm.
- Edition: First Harper Perennial edition.
- Publisher: New York Harper Perennial, 2015.
- Copyright: ©2014.
Originally published: 2014.
By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and ... Read More
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Summary: By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management - a veiled criticism of the bride's prosaic life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield herself, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. As Tom marches to the front lines and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unraveling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face-to-face with the enemy?