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Diane Chamberlain

Dear Librarians,

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN came about from my interest in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) mural project that took place in the 1930s and 40s. What would it be like, to be a young, inexperienced artist tapped to create one of these pieces of art? What small town post office should be its home? Anna Dale's character, and the setting of Edenton, North Carolina, both were born of these questions.

The deeper I dug into race relations in Edenton at the time, the more the character of Jesse Wiliams took shape. Adding in the more contemporary character of Morgan, someone who's fallen on hard times and has to take on a role that she's not prepared for, filled in the last piece of the puzzle as I created the novel. I've spoken to many book clubs since BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN was released and we've had some amazing discussions. I hope your clubs will find the story intriguing as well.

Thank you all so much for always embracing my work, and being a part of the BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN journey!

Big Lies in a Small Town / Diane Chamberlain / St. Martin's Griffin / Paperback

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-1250087348 / Published: January, 2021
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