Moon Tiger

By Penelope Lively
(Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802135339, 224pp.)

Publication Date: September 1997

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette

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The elderly Claudia Hampton, a best-selling author of popular history; lies alone in a London hospital bed. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousness, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, Moon Tiger is her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious relations with family and friends. At its center — forever frozen in time, the still point of her turning world — is the cruelly truncated affair with Tom, a British tank commander whom Claudia knew as a reporter in Egypt during World War II.

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