Tuesday, September 28, 2010

#138 Family Album by Penelope Lively

From Amazon.com:

Product Description

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 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.
 This one I would say is ok.  I wasn't that enthused with it and don't really have a lot to say on it.  It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either.  My grade for this would be a C-.

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