by Penelope Lively
Paperback, 224 pages, Grove Press, List Price: $14.95 |
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As she lies dying of cancer, elderly historian Claudia Hampton contemplates the path of her colorful life. At the center of her complex cast of friends and family is the brief love that altered the core of her very existence.
September 26, 2011 Critics originally described it as a "housewife's choice" when it won the Booker Prize in 1987, but the feisty female protagonist in Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger is a "little wife" to no one. Author Moni Mohsin explains why the unexpected verve of this novel is worth its weight in pages.
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