Wartime tensions bring two friends to the breaking point


The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

In 1914 London, tensions between two childhood friends escalate to the breaking point. Impassioned Thea has become a women’s rights activist who scorns the quieter Kezia for her desire to settle down and marry. Kezia can’t understand Thea’s extremist interests. When the two unexpectedly get caught up in the war, they’re forced to change their thinking in ways they couldn’t have imagined. An astute study of the role of women during wartime from two radically different points of view.

The Care and Management of Lies, Jacqueline Winspear, $34.