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A brilliant new novel from Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Lively, Passing On opens with the death of a difficult mother and follows the lives of her middle-aged children as they slowly learn to face what has been lost in their own lives and embrace what can yet be retrieved.
Posted March 19, 2013
I thought the book started slowly, but I got really interested in the characters by the middle of the book and couldn't put it down. I feel like any "adult child" would be able to relate to these characters - or anyone who has an overbearing parent. I liked how they eventually found confidence and started to like themselves.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 24, 2000
This novel has the weight and truth of an actual experience. When I put down the book after reading it I wasn't sure if I were one of the characters or not. This is the depth of the writing. These characters will live on in my mind and soul and imagination for many years to come. Brava, Penelope!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.