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Family Album - A Novel

Penelope Lively

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josephine Bailey

Length:

8h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

52:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

53:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:43