Making It up

Making It up

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A tale based on the author's own life considers what might have happened had she made other choices or experienced different outcomes at pivotal moments, considering such fictional turns of events as her family's failure to escape from Egypt during World War II, an unplanned teen pregnancy, and a marriage to another person. By the author of Moon Tiger. 40,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In this piece of new fiction, Penelope Lively takes moments from her own life and asks 'what if' some outcomes had been otherwise. What if her family's flight from Egypt in 1942 had taken a different route? What would her life have been like if she had become pregnant when she was eighteen? If she had married someone else? If she had become an archaeologist? If she had lived her life in America?
In this highly original piece of work, Penelope Lively examines alternative destinies, choices and the roads not taken.

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& Taylor

A tale based on the author's own life explores what might have happened had she made other choices at pivotal moments, such as her family's failure to escape from Egypt during World War II and a marriage to another person.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670034475
0670034479
Branch Call Number: F LIV
Characteristics: 215 p. ; 24 cm

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Minnetonka_Library
Apr 30, 2012

The author takes an event from her own life and writes a story imagining a different direction for her life from that event. As always, Liuvely's prose is very engaging and her characters and dialogue are wonderful. One of my favorite authors.

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LDPBLM
Mar 03, 2012

What a surprise Penelope Lively ! You are a very talented writer , indeed ! Truly enjoyed this and I'll keep looking for more of your work .

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