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How It All Began



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Author
Lively, Penelope
Descriptors
Affairs
Aging
Books
Domestic Fiction
Family Relationships
Immigrants
Mothers and Daughters
Secrets
Teachers
Location/Setting:
London
Time Period:
2010s
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Summary
Seventy-seven-year-old Charlotte Rainsford was going about her business in London when she was shoved from behind, her purse stolen, and her hip broken. This occurrence reverberates through the lives of people Charlotte knows well and people she has never met. Her daughter’s marriage is changed, a stranger’s affair comes to light, and a retired college professor begins to engage with the world again.
Critique
An amusing and heartfelt look at aging, at family relationships, and how chance affects our everyday lives. Charlotte’s character is a clever and sharp depiction of a woman growing old with grace, strength, and verve. This book is a delight!
ISBN
9780670023448
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# of Pages
229
Published
2012
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Reviewer's Initials: RW


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