Family Album: A Novel
"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 fašade 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lauralkeet - LibraryThing
Penelope Lively is one of my favorite authors, and this novel did not disappoint. Gina, the oldest daughter of Alison & Charles, brings her partner Philip to meet her parents and stay the weekend at ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Ellemir - LibraryThing
Okay, a family with six children, an aloof father and a mother who seems almost obsessed with creating a facade of happy family life. Add an au-pair who never left the family, even when the children ... Read full review