Necessary Lies

From Robin McCracken

Title:  Necessary Lies

Author:  Diane Chamberlain

In 1929 to 1975 a North Carolina Eugenics Sterilization Program was put into place for “Mental Defective” as they put it, a newly hired social worker finds it hard to the follow the rules and encounters many detours in helping the families she promised to do right by.

Diane Chamberlain writes the character of Jane Forrester to be a kind, compassionate person who cares very much about her job and the values of others.  When she decides to act against the system, all hell breaks out for her and the families’ she is working with. A must read.



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