Looking Back (Paperback)

A Book of Memories

By Lois Lowry

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 9780385326995, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2017)
Hardcover (9/6/2016)
Prebound (3/7/2000)
Hardcover (10/26/1998)

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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 Looking Back: A Book of Memories

"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