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Without the feeling of historical fiction, this spins the cycle of multiple generations of a family, documenting the sad and the happy. All is connection, all is synchronicity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Folk
Another great novel from Penelope Lively about three generations of women in three very different eras. That is mere framework for a story - the writing is what makes Ms. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TheEllandthePee
I had loaded my Kindle with books as I was to be away for a number of weeks. I was trying to find one I hadn't read and came upon Consequences, not paying attention to the author. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Civis Americanus Sum
This story progresses through the lives and loves of three generations of the women of one family. It ably shows how each of their fates is affected not only by social mores and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Miriam Murcutt
I must be missing something because Penelope Lively is a highly respected author. I stuck with this book until page 173, whereupon I quit with 85 pages to go. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gretchen Tremoulet
i loved this book. her style of moving the plot along with simple, well-crafted sentences that indicated major changes without dwelling in them was wonderfully effective.Published 11 months ago by M. Pavek
Simply put, Consequences by Penelope Lively follows the lives of Lorna, followed by her daughter Molly, then her daughter Ruth. Read morePublished 12 months ago by RaeAnn
This book lacked the in-depth characterization that I have come to anticipate in her novels. Thought it verged on the sentimental.Published 12 months ago by carolinMn
A thick cake of a book, narrative beautifully paced, each generation crisp and engaging. A book to savour. Take it on a long trip.Published 13 months ago by Britton Gildersleeve