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The First Lie

(A book in the Necessary Lies series)
A Novella by

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

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June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The First Lie
Author(s): Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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June 2013 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The First Lie: A short story
Author(s): Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK