Family Album

Family Album

A Novel

Streaming Audiobook - 2009
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400193523
1400193524
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (480 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Bailey, Josephine
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Jul 22, 2012

Well written certainly, but coming myself from a family of six I found the idea that this would make people want to avoid children unfounded. With parents like these maybe.

OttawaGoodReads Jun 29, 2010

Just finished listening to this – really enjoyed it. I was a bit immersed in British writers as I just read The Outcast and Small Wars by Sadie Jones. The Brits sure have a hard time in family relationships – they all seem so alienated from their parents and the concept of love is always very troubled….and talk about lack of communication.

Angela_biblio Apr 05, 2010

Narrator Josephine Bailey does an excellent job portraying the nine members of this family at various stages in their lives, from childhood to old age. Most enjoyable.

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