Little Bitty Lies
HarperCollins, July 2003
In a suburban Atlanta neighborhood where divorce is as rampant as kudzu, Mary Bliss McGowan doesn’t notice that her own marriage is in trouble until the summer night she finds a note from her husband, Parker, telling her he’s gone — and has taken the family fortune with him.
Stunned and humiliated, a desperate Mary Bliss, left behind with her seventeen-year-old daughter, Erin, and a mountain of debt, decides to salvage what’s left of her life by telling one little bitty lie … that starts to snowball until Parker turns up dead. Or does he?
Little Bitty Lies is a comic Southern novel not only about one woman’s lifelong quest for home but also about all the important things in life: marriage and divorce, mothers and daughters, friendship and betrayal, small-town secrets — and the perfect recipe for chicken salad.
“A delightful and hilarious tale.”
— Chattanooga Times Free Press
“Little white lies have never been so risky—or so much fun.”
– Orlando Sentinel