Jacqueline Winspear, author of The Care and Management of Lies, on tour May/June 2014

Posted By on May 18, 2014

The Care and Management of LiesAbout The Care and Management of Lies

• Hardcover: 336 pages
• Publisher: Harper (July 1, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to this World War I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world.

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, 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.

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About Jacqueline WinspearJacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels featuring Maisie Dobbs, a former World War I nurse turned investigator. Originally from the United Kingdom, Winspear now lives in California. Find out more about Jacqueline at her website, www.jacquelinewinspear.com, and find her on Facebook.

Jacqueline’s Tour Stops

Monday, May 19th: Helen’s Book Blog

Tuesday, May 20th: Kritters Ramblings

Thursday, May 22nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Monday, May 26th: bookchickdi

Tuesday, May 27th: 5 Minutes For Books

Wednesday, May 28th: A Bookworm’s World

Tuesday, June 3rd: Olduvai Reads

Wednesday, June 4th: Kahakai Kitchen

Thursday, June 5th: My Bookshelf

Monday, June 9th: A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, June 10th: From L.A. to LA

Wednesday, June 11th: Lesa’s Book Critiques – review

Thursday, June 12th: Lesa’s Book Critiques – author interview

Thursday, June 12th: A Patchwork of Books

Friday, June 20th: A Chick Who Reads

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