The Year of Necessary Lies: A Novel

The Year of Necessary Lies: A Novel

by Kris Radish

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940716503
Publisher: SparkPress
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 573,805
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kris Radish is the author of nine novels and two works of non-fiction. A former award-winning journalist, magazine writer, nationally syndicated columnist, Radish is also co-owner of a wine lounge, the Wine Madonna, in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, where she hosts books clubs and special literary events with groups from across the globe. She calls her genre “Broads Who Have Been There,“ and it takes one to know one. Her widely popular novels include The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn, Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral, The Sunday List of Dreams, Searching for Paradise in Parker P.A., The Shortest Distance Between Two Women, Hearts on a String, Tuesday Night Miracles and A Grand Day to Get Lost.

Hometown:

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

September 18, 1953

Place of Birth:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Education:

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1975

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The Year of Necessary Lies: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings With two semi plotlines going on at the same time, one took over a little and I was so glad! The main plotline is fiction, but felt like truth throughout the whole book (and I liked it) was set in 1904 and are actually recorded tapes from a great grandmother reliving a major year in her life as she leaves her privileged life in Boston and goes to Boston to help fight against plume hunters who are killing birds for their feathers for fashion. The secondary plotline is the great grand daughter who finds the tapes and when she first finds them is going through a hard moment in her life and finds comfort in the tapes with her great grand mother's life story unfolding in the tapes. This was a great concept. Although I absolutely adored one plotline over the other, I still appreciated the inclusion of the secondary plotline.
Holly More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley.com in exchange for a honest review. The Year of Necessary Lies is about a woman named Julia trying to pave her way back in 1903/1904. When her great-granddaughter Kelly finds her tape recorder and a few tapes back when Kelly is a teenager, it opens her eyes how famous her Julia is. Years later when Julia dies, Kelly and her mom start listening to the tapes and find that Julia is more brave than they think she was. Julia's journey is a hard one with growing up poor, marrying rich and losing 3 babies. After the last baby dies, Julia is compelled to get out of the house and that is when she discovers the Audubon Society and their quest to eradicated bird feathers from hats. When Julia discovers her husband is one of the company putting bird feathers on hats, it sends her on this journey that ends in Florida on discovering who she really is and what matters most to her. I loved how the book incorporated Kelly and Julia together that wasn't to hard to read. This was my first book by Kris Radish and now I want to read more by her just due to how good she writes and how she makes the story come to alive! Thank You to Kris Radish for making me want to read more of your fabulous books!!