The Care and Management of Lies

The Care and Management of Lies

A Novel of the Great War

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2014
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By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained-by Theas 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, 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. Even Tom's fellow soldiers in the trenches enter and find solace in the dream world of Kezia's mouth-watering, albeit imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face to face with the enemy? Published to coincide with the centennial of the Great War, The Care and Management of Lies paints a poignant picture of love and friendship strained by the pain of separation and the brutal chaos of battle. Ultimately, it raises profound questions about conflict, belief, and love that echo in our own time.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2014
ISBN: 9781467679824
1467679828
Branch Call Number: PLAY WINSPEAR
Characteristics: audio file,ACLEP
digital,non-volatile flash memory
1 audio media player (approximately 9.75 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
Alternative Title: Novel of the great war

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