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Aug 31, 2010
| ISBN 9780143117872
Oct 29, 2009
| ISBN 9781101140772
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Aug 31, 2010 | ISBN 9780143117872
Oct 29, 2009 | ISBN 9781101140772
“In this haunting new novel, the act of forgetting is as strange and interesting as the power of remembering.” —The New York Times Book Review Look out for Penelope Lively’s new book, The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories. Penelope Lively is renowned for her signature combination of silken storytelling and nuanced human insights. In Family Album, lively masterfully peels back one family’s perfect façade to reveal the unsettling truths. All Alison ever wanted was to provide her six children with a blissful childhood. Its creation, however, became an obsession that involved Ingrid, the family au pair. As adults, Paul, Gina, Sandra, Katie, Roger, and Clare return to their family home and as mysteries begin to unravel, each must confront how the consequences of long-held secrets have shaped their lives.
Penelope Lively’s adult novel Moon Tiger won the Booker Prize. In addition, her children’ s book The Ghost of Thomas Kempe won the Carnegie Medal, and A Stitch in Time won the Whitbread Book of the Year award.
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