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Behind the scenes at the museum by Kate…

Behind the scenes at the museum (edition 1996)

by Kate Atkinson

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Title:Behind the scenes at the museum
Authors:Kate Atkinson
Info:New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:fiction, read 1990s

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Behind The Scenes at The Museum by Kate Atkinson

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The story of a family told from the point of view of Ruby, who begins her narration at her conception. There are a lot of characters and, as is typical for this author, her time hopping among multiple time periods makes the book needlessly complicated. I liked it best when it stuck to the Ruby story. It might be better in print than as an audiobook. 3.5 stars ( )
  fhudnell | Jan 7, 2019 |
This was an interesting novel--in some ways a family saga, but broken up and rearranged. Not stream of consciousness. I'm not sure what organization the author had in mind. The characters were interesting but I kept losing track of who was who and what order events happened in. Guess I'm old fashioned. Give me a Delderfield for family saga.
  ritaer | Nov 21, 2018 |
British, Family, Fiction ( )
  Rosareads | Oct 25, 2018 |
This book takes awhile to get going but some of the later portions are laughing to tears hysterical, e.g., the wedding scene. Picked this up before realizing it's not part of the later mystery series but it was worth the listen. ( )
  abycats | May 11, 2018 |
Abandoned about 75 pages in. Written well enough but just not enough happening to propel me along. May pick it back up another time. ( )
  Deb.Waltman | May 3, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Atkinson, Kateprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blasberg, Evelin Sudakowa-Übersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jameson, SusanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peterson, MarieForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simó, VictoriaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Torndahl, LenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"I exist!" exclaims Ruby Lennox upon her conception in 1951, setting the tone for this humorous and poignant first novel in which Ruby at once celebrates and mercilessly skewers her middle-class English family. Peppered with tales of flawed family traits passed on from previous generations, Ruby's narrative examines the lives in her disjointed clan, which revolve around the family pet shop. But beneath the antics of her philandering father, her intensely irritable mother, her overly emotional sisters, and a gaggle of eccentric relatives are darker secrets--including an odd "feeling of something long forgotten"--that will haunt Ruby for the rest of her life. Kate Atkinson earned a Whitbread Prize in 1995 for this fine first effort.

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"Apaga la tele, enciende la imaginacin. Estudios recientes han revelado que los nis y las nias de nuestra sociedad pasan ms de tres horas diarias frente al televisor. Los pedagogos advierten que este hbito favorece la obesidad, los problemas de visin y la pasividad en los ms pequeos. Qu podemos hacer?" Las propuestas de este libro proporcionan a los nios alternativas a la televisin o a la videoconsola. Estas iniciativas didticas nos permiten disfrutar de buenos ratos al lado de nuestros hijos, e incluso darles los intrumentos para que se diviertan solos mientras aprenden"--Contraportada.… (more)

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