Book Rec: Necessary Lies

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that I didn’t want to put down. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain just broke my boring book streak.

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The majority of the book takes place in the South in the 1960’s and tells the story of a young, newly married, feisty woman who begins a job as a social worker to rural families on welfare. I was engrossed in the stories of the families she helps who are struggling with mental illness, racial tension, and the super interesting (and scary) state-mandated sterilization program. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for something to read while it snows outside like it is here!

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