Looking Back

Looking Back

A Book of Memories

Book - 2016
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In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry's writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own--her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver . Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer's past.
Publisher: Boston ;, New York :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2016]
Edition: Revised and expanded, with a foreword by Alice Hoffman
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780544807969
Characteristics: 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoffman, Alice


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Jul 19, 2017

The combination of photographs and brief text is what makes Looking Back a short but worthwhile read. I must admit, however, that I would have enjoyed it a little more if there had been more pictures of Lowry throughout her adult years and perhaps more biographical information. I felt like I learned more about her from the book jacket and introduction. Nonetheless, I understand the premise of the book was to respond to readers' queries about where certain story moments came from, and Lowry obviously stuck to that format.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 16, 2014

Gifted children’s writer Lois Lowry shares a collection of black and white photos of herself and her family and tells a little story about each picture. Often funny, sometimes painfully sad, this is a gem. Certainly not just for children.


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