Consequences by Penelope Lively


Penelope Lively

258 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective slow-paced


The Booker Prize winning author's sweeping saga of three generations of women One of the most accomplished writers of fiction of our day (The Washington Post ) follows the lives and loves of three women--Lorna, Molly, and Ruth--from World War II-e...

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emotional 100%
reflective 100%
hopeful 50%
sad 50%
inspiring 25%


medium 75%
slow 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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