A powerful and thought provoking family drama centred around a chilling real life example of the abuse of power. 1960’s North Carolina. Newlywed Jane desperately wants a career as a social worker but with rural poverty finds it shockingly different from her middle class upbringing. Then she uncovers a shocking secret causing a moral dilemma that threatens every part of her life. Definitely one for fans of Jodi Picoult.
North Carolina, 1960. Newlywed Jane Forrester, fresh out of university, is seeking what most other women have shunned: a career. But life as a social worker is far from what she expected. Out amongst the rural Tobacco fields of Grace County, Jane encounters a world of extreme poverty that is far removed from the middle-class life she has grown up with. But worse is still to come. Working with the Hart family and their fifteen-year-old daughter Ivy, it's not long before Jane uncovers a shocking secret, and is thrust into a moral dilemma that puts her career on the line, threatens to dissolve her marriage, and ultimately, determines the fate of Ivy and her family forever. Soon Jane is forced to take drastic action, and before long, there is no turning back.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||1st August 2013|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Reading Groups,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Award-winning author Diane Chamberlain, was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended Glassboro State University. She also lived for many years in both San Diego and northern Virginia, where she still resides. Diane received her master’s degree in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, she was a medical social worker at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego and Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. She also was a psychotherapist in private practice in Alexandria, Virginia., working primarily with adolescents. Diane’s background in psychology and her ...More About Diane Chamberlain