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Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel

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  • Sales Rank:32,236
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:338
  • Publication Date:April 2, 2013
  • ASIN:B00BMKE7CE

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Synopsis
National Bestseller
 
Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year
 
Kate Atkinson’s dazzling debut novel is a deeply moving story of family heartbreak and happiness.
 
Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets.

Amazon.com Review
"I exist!" exclaims Ruby Lennox upon her conception in 1951, setting the tone for this humorous and poignant first novel in which Ruby at once celebrates and mercilessly skewers her middle-class English family. Peppered with tales of flawed family traits passed on from previous generations, Ruby's narrative examines the lives in her disjointed clan, which revolve around the family pet shop. But beneath the antics of her philandering father, her intensely irritable mother, her overly emotional sisters, and a gaggle of eccentric relatives are darker secrets--including an odd "feeling of something long forgotten"--that will haunt Ruby for the rest of her life. Kate Atkinson earned a Whitbread Prize in 1995 for this fine first effort.
Synopsis
National Bestseller
 
Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year
 
Kate Atkinson’s dazzling debut novel is a deeply moving story of family heartbreak and happiness.
 
Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets.


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