Making It up

Making It up

Book - 2005
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Authors of fiction are often asked, “How much of what you write comes from your own life?” This is especially the case for Penelope Lively, whose celebrated works such as The Photographand the Booker Prize-winning Moon Tigerring so true that they seem to tread that fine line between fact and fiction.Making It Upis Lively’s engrossing and deftly constructed response. What if her family’s escape from Egypt during World War II had a different outcome? What would her life have been like if she’d become pregnant at eighteen? Or if she had married someone else?As Lively weaves through very plausible hesitations, choices, and definitive moments of a life, she also offers a meditation on the nature of fate, destiny, and choice. An examination of those junctures when a split-second decision can change everything, Making It Upis a striking testament to Lively’s distinctive gifts and a rare opportunity to glimpse how real life can inspire great fiction.
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking : 2005
ISBN: 9780670034475
Branch Call Number: FIC Live
Characteristics: 215p


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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.

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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