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Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
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Nov 10, 07

bookshelves: swapped-out
Read in November, 2007

Behind the Scenes traces the life of Ruby Lennox from conception through her life with her immediate family. Interlaced Ruby's history are flashback chapters of the lives of her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother's families. There is a dark humor to the way she describes her family's interactions, but it is mostly lost on me. Because of this miss, the middle of the book had some major drag for me but just when I'm ready to stow the book on the shelf, it picks up and seduces me with a gorgeous bow of redemption. Much like my reading of Case Studies, another Atkinson book, I didn't enjoy the reading all that much, but the story will stay with me.
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