Looking Back: A Book of Memories (Paperback)

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People are constantly asking two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry where she gets her ideas. In this fascinating memoir, Lowry answers this question, through recollections of childhood friends and pictures and memories that explore her rich family history. She recounts the pivotal moments that inspired her writing, describing how they magically turned into fiction along the complicated passageway called life. Lowry fans, as well as anyone interested in understanding the process of writing fiction, will benefit from this poignant trip through the past and the present of a remarkable writer.

About the Author

Lois Lowry has twice won the prestigious Newbery Medal, for Number the Stars and The Giver. Ms. Lowry skillfully infuses her family photographs with memories, stories, and imagination.

Praise For…

"A rare album memoir for both children and adults."--The New York Times Book Review

"A compelling and inspirational portrait of the author emerges from these vivid snapshots of life's joyful, sad and surprising moments."--Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Much more intimate than many traditional memoirs."--School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385326995
ISBN-10: 0385326998
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 7th, 2000
Pages: 192
Language: English