Annotations for Looking Back : A Book of Memories


Baker & Taylor
In a fascinating and moving autobiography, the acclaimed author invites readers of all ages to explore her rich history through family pictures, memoirs, and her recollections of childhood, detailing pivotal moments that affected her life.

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Baker & Taylor
Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life

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Houghton
"I would like to introduce you to this book. It has no plot. It is about moments, memories, fragments, falsehoods, and fantasies. It is about things that happened, which caused other things to happen, so that eventually stories emerged." Children as well as adults often ask Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from. In this fascinating, moving autobiography, the Newbery Medalist answers this and many other questions. Her writing often transports readers into her own world. She explores her rich history through family pictures, memories, and recollections of childhood friends. She details pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and that magically evolved into rich and wonderful stories that one is reluctant to put down. Lowry fans, and anyone interested in the writing process, will tremendously enjoy this poignant trip through a remarkable writer's past.


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