Half-truths & White Lies

Half-truths & White Lies

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When Tom Fellows proclaims that a Venn diagram is a far better way of illustrating modern family ties than a traditional tree, his young daughter Andrea has no idea that he is referring to their own situation.It is only when she loses both parents in a shocking car accident that she takes an interest in her own genealogy and begins to realize that her perfect upbringing was not all that it seemed... Half-truths & White Lies is a beautifully crafted, thought-provoking novel that questions the influence of the people who are missing from our lives. It examines the thin line between love and friendship, looking at our complex emotional needs. It also explores how one woman's life is dictated by her desire for children, whilst another's is shaped by her decision not to have them.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552775703
  • 9780552775700
  • 1,245,022

Review quote

"A beautifully written story of secrets, lies, grief and, ultimately, redemption, charmingly handled by this very promising new writer." -- Joanne Harrisshow more

About Jane Davis

Jane Davis lives in Surrey with her partner of 10 years. She has enjoyed writing as a hobby for a number of years while pursuing a successful career in insurance. Latterly, her hobby has increased in importance and she has now given up her full-time job to dedicate more time to it. Half-truths & White Lies is her first novel.show more

Review Text

"A beautifully written story of secrets, lies, grief and, ultimately, redemption, charmingly handled by this very promising new writer."show more

Back cover copy

When Tom Fellows proclaims that a venn diagram is a far better way of illustrating modern family ties than a traditional tree, his young daughter Andrea has no idea that he is referring to their own situation.It is only when she loses both parents in a tragic car accident that she takes an interest in her own genealogy and begins to realize that her perfect upbringing was not all that it seemed... Venn Diagrams is a beautifully crafted, thought-provoking novel that questions the influence of the people who are missing from our lives. It examines the thin line between love and friendship, looking at our complex emotional needs. It also explores how one woman's life is dictated by her desire for children, whilst another's is shaped by her decision not to have them.show more

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97 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 23% (22)
4 27% (26)
3 36% (35)
2 9% (9)
1 5% (5)
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