NECESSARY LIES by Diane Chamberlain / Women’s Fiction / Released in paperback 2018 by St, Martin’s Press
This book humanizes the time in the 1960’s in North Carolina when the Department of Public Health would select clients to be sterilized without knowledge or consent. Beautifully told from the perspective of caseworker Jane Forrester, it tackles what happens when people are valued less because of circumstances, education and color. A side story brought to light the transition of women choosing work instead of home. A story of strength and courage and of doing what you believe is right even when everyone else is telling you it’s wrong.
It has probably been a year since I read this book and it still haunts me. Diane Chamberlain did a wonderful job. I definitely recommend this book.