Half-truths & White Lies

Half truths White Lies 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 s

  • Title: Half-truths & White Lies
  • Author: JaneDavis
  • ISBN: 9780552775700
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 waWhen 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.

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    1. This book looks at the bonds between friends and family and the influence of people in our lives and also those that are missing. It explores the idea of different truths and the lies people tell themselves as well as others.Andrea Fellows relatively sheltered life is shattered when her mother and father are killed in a brutal road accident on their silver wedding anniversary. The apparent immediate demise into dementia of her maternal grandmother and the reactions of Aunty Faye and Uncle Pete, [...]

    2. Half-truths and White Lies is a story which centers around the lives of Tom, Laura, Pete and Faye, their relationships, their love for one another, the mistakes they make and the secrets they keep. It is told through the eyes of three different people and jumps from the present to the 1970's where the story unravels and you learn about their lives and the decisions they made. It's a story about love, loss and forgiveness.For the first few chapters the story is told by Andrea and I felt that the [...]

    3. Andrea drew a family tree for a school project during her schooldays and this story demonstrates how her father's idea for a Venn diagram to illustrate families works better.The story is narrated by 3 separate characters, Andrea, her aunt Faye and her Godfather Pete and follows the aftermath of the death of Andrea's parents (Laura and Tom)The characters are well formed something that is demonstrated by the fact that each narrator sees them differently but the parts add up to a whole.Although the [...]

    4. This is the first novel I have read by this author and it was thoroughly enjoyable. It is a very human story, an engaging tale of family secrets and lies, told in turn from the viewpoints of all the main protagonists. The ending came as no great surprise but this story is not so much a mystery as a study of the characters and the life-changing decisions they have to make. It was beautifully and sympathetically written.

    5. I got given this book recently and thought it was an interesting look at the structures within families, and the surprises lurking below the surface. I found the writing expressive, it actually caused me to wince in one place (& no I'm not telling you where), and laugh out loud in another. Loved it!

    6. Had to dispose of this at railway station whilst in transit, could not read another word. Perhaps jetlag, more likely just not worth reading, what was I thinking when it was on sale in Borders for $10

    7. A beautifully written novel from a new writer which I found a compelling read. It is about love, loss and redemption and very well worth reading. I recommend it,

    8. OK, focused on tHe relationships between characters and good enough to keep my interest. Not a plot tHat will stick in my mind but worth the effort of reading.

    9. 3 & 1/2 stars. This is a well-crafted but complicated novel as none of the characters knows the whole story until it is all pieced together near the end. The pieces of the puzzle are slowly revealed through the lives and thoughts of the main characters as they age and grow up and resume their connections, however as the title suggests the reader is given small snippets of the truth from each of the main characters and sometimes a few white lies. The story centres around Andrea who is the chi [...]

    10. Very complicated but real relationships and emotions, fairy tale romance this is not. Reality more like but maybe complicated relationships pushed as far as it will go without it being far fetched. a boy and a girl, two best friends, he loves her she loves him differently, along comes another boy she loves him and although the faults in the relationship can be seen from the beginning, The story of the three and their children and families makes a complicated story but a good one. You have to fin [...]

    11. An easy read and reasonably good story. However, although I read quickly, I just felt there was not the same amazing uplift that I normally get after having finished a book! Maybe it is me, yet the book I have now chosen to read called Restless by William Boyd has already had a positive impact on me. I am not criticising the author, bearing-in-mind I could not write a book. Would I recommend - yes!

    12. I bought a hard copy of this and as a result saved it up for a holiday, when I wouldn't need to be reading in the dark. In the meantime I bought and read all of the other novels written by Jane Davis, all of which I've given 5 stars to. This is the first of her novels and has all of what appear to be her trademark characteristics; a number of characters, with the story moving between their first person viewpoints; all the characters have proper personalities and are convincingly rounded, a caref [...]

    13. Eine verworrene Familiengeschichte, bei der am Schluss der Stammbaum total durcheinander gewirbelt ist und alles anders ist, als es zu Beginn schien. Mir hat der Stil gefallen, auch wenn ich nicht immer glauben konnte, dass sich Geheimnisse so lange wahren lassen.

    14. I didn't actually finish this book. The writing was awkward, and there were errors in spelling/grammar. Not all that interesting.

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