Family Album by Penelope Lively

Family Album

Penelope Lively

224 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective slow-paced


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 ren...

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reflective 100%


slow 100%

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Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 100%

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