Behind the Scenes at the Museum

A Novel

    • 4.1 • 118 Ratings
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Publisher Description

A deeply moving family story of happiness and heartbreak, Behind the Scenes at the Museum is bestselling author Kate Atkinson's award-winning literary debut.

National Bestseller

Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year

Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. Kate Atkinson's first novel is "a multigenerational tale of a spectacularly dysfunctional Yorkshire family and one of the funniest works of fiction to come out of Britain in years" (The New York Times Book Review).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
April 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Henrietta Lea ,

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Sprawling, yet intimate, Atkinson's first novel captures the complexity of families and the challenges of mothering. Her women move doggedly forward letting nothing stop their motion. Filled with details her story slows for nothing, skimming through death and life's passages.

carocross ,

Absolutely Perfect

Beautifully written. Highly recommend

Beachcard ,

Not my cup of tea

While she is a good and engaging writer, I found the back and forth time line narrative to be distracting. It made it difficult to bond with the characters who peak in and out of the story. You can look back by the end of the book and put the pieces together but by then it was to late for me to care.

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