Keynote: From the author of Every Last One, another unmissable novel about family life
About the Book: Object Lessons
It is the 1960s, in suburban New York City and twelve-year-old Maggie Scanlan begins to sense that despite the calm normality of her family everything is about to go horribly wrong...
When her all-powerful grandfather is struck down by a stroke Maggie is astonished to see her dispassionate father breakdown. Connie, her beautiful mother, is equally changed, becoming distant and unavailable. Matters only get worse when her cousin and her best friend start doing things to each other that leave Maggie confused about sex and terrified of sin.
With her life in turmoil Maggie must find a new normal before she loses herself completely.
About the Author: Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen is the author of three bestselling novels, Object Lessons, One True Thing and Black and Blue, and three non-fiction books, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud and A Short Guide to a Happy Life. Her New York Times column 'Public and Private' won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992. She is currently a columnist for Newsweek and lives with her husband and children in New York.
'An intelligent, highly entertaining novel laced with acute perceptions about thenature of day-to-day family life' - Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review
'Quindlen is at her best writing about the dislocations of growing up, the blows achild does not see coming' - Time
'The characters are quirky and vividly drawn ... The writing is lovely, and showshumour and quiet insight ... Quindlen is an intellignet and imaginative writer' -Boston Globe
'Elaborate and playful... Honest and deeply felt... the sharp eye for details of classand manners, the ardent reading of domestic lives.' - New York Times
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