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Plume announces launch of Francis debut novel ‘The Liar’s Diary’
When new music teacher Ali Mather enters Jeanne Cross’s quiet suburban
life, she brings a jolt of energy that Jeanne never expected. Ali has a
magnetic personality and looks to match, drawing attention from all
quarters. Nonetheless, Jeanne and Ali develop a friendship based on
their mutual vulnerabilities. "The Liar’s Diary" by Patry Francis (Plume) is the story
of Ali and Jeanne's friendship, and the secrets they both keep.
are kept to herself; like her son's poor report card and husband's lack
of interest in their marriage. Ali's secrets are kept in her diary,
which holds the key to something dark: her fear that someone has been
entering her house when she is not at home. While their secrets bring
Jeanne and Ali together, it is this secret that will drive them apart.
Jeanne finds herself torn between her family and her dear friend in
order to protect the people she loves.
A chilling tour of troubled minds, The Liar’s Diary questions just how
far you'll go for your family and what dark truths you'd be willing to
admit -- even to yourself.
Patry Francis is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize whose work
has appeared in the Tampa Review, Colorado Review, Ontario Review, and
the American Poetry Review. She is also the author of the popular
blogs, simplywait.blogspot.com and waitresspoems.blogspot.com. This is
her first novel. Please visit her website
for more information.
available at the Penguin Group
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