Family Album by Penelope Lively

Family Album

Penelope Lively

259 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective slow-paced


A novel of family intrigue from "one of the most accomplished writers of fiction of our day" ("The Washington Post") All Alison ever wanted was a blissful childhood for her six children, with summers at the beach and birthday parties on the lawn a...

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