Family Album by Penelope Lively audiobook

Family Album: A Novel

By Penelope Lively
Read by Josephine Bailey

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200117918

  • ISBN: 9798200117901

  • ISBN: 9798200117925

Runtime: 8.19 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

All Alison ever wanted was a blissful childhood for her six children, with summers at the beach and birthday parties on the lawn at their family home. Together with Ingrid, the family au pair, she has worked hard to create a real "old-fashioned family life." But beneath its postcard sheen, the picture is clouded by a distant father, Alison's inexplicable emotional outbursts, and long-repressed secrets that no one dares mention. For years, Alison's adult children have protected her illusion of domestic perfection—but as each child confronts the effects of past choices on their current adult lives, it becomes evident that each must face the truth. Penelope Lively's novels of history, memory, and character have earned her a loyal legion of fans. Like Ian McEwan's Atonement, this novel is a measured, thoughtful look at how events of the past, both small and large, seen and unseen, deeply inform character and the present. Quietly provocative and disturbing, Family Album is a highly nuanced work that showcases a master of her craft.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Exquisite.... The writing is slick and deliberate, with a keen observation of middle-class domestic life. Chicago Sun-Times

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Author Bio: Penelope Lively

Author Bio: Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively is an award-winning novelist and author of children’s literature. She received the Booker Prize for her novel Moon Tiger and the Carnegie Medal for British Children’s Books for The Ghost of Thomas Kempe. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of PEN and the Society of Authors. In recognition of her contributions to British literature, she has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English