Family Album - Penelope Lively

In The Family Album (Viking, $25.95) Penelope Lively paints a wonderful portrait of an ostensibly perfect family. Parents Alison and Charles, six children, and one au pair, live at Allersmead, a shabby-genteel, sprawling Edwardian edifice where the huge kitchen is the heart of the home.  Alison prides herself on her mothering, cooking, and homemaking and frets when family life is beyond her control. Her husband Charles remains aloof, constantly locked in his study while he researches and writes books. Most of the family scenes are presented in flashback as each of the adult children returns to the childhood home; thus memory is of keen interest here, along with a dark secret from the past.

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ISBN: 9780143117872
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Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010