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Making it Up by Penelope Lively
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Oct 05, 2011

really liked it
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Really cool concept - not a memoir. What she does instead is look back on various points in her life when she could have taken a different path and writes a fictional sketch. For example, at one point during her Oxford years, she meets an American professor who encourages her to apply to grad school in the States. She didn't; she stayed in Oxford and met her husband, but she imagines a woman who has been away from England for so long that it is no longer home, visiting with her American husband. Interesting concept and a great & thought-provoking read.
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