Lillian on Life (Hardcover)

By Alison Jean Lester

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 9780399168895, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/12/2015)
Paperback (5/10/2016)
Library Binding, Large Print (6/1/2015)

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"I absolutely lovedLillian on Life." Kate Atkinson

"I found it full of life and full of wisdom. Erica Jong
Smart, poignant, funny, and totally original, Lillian on Life is as fresh and surprising as fiction gets.

This is the story of Lillian, a single woman reflecting on her choices and imagining her future. Born in the Midwest in the 1930s; Lillian lives, loves, and works in Europe in the fifties and early sixties; she settles in New York and pursues the great love of her life in the sixties and seventies. Now it's the early nineties, and she's taking stock. Throughout her life, walking the unpaved road between traditional and modern choices for women, Lillian grapples with parental disappointment and societal expectations, wins and loses in love, and develops her own brand of wisdom. Lillian on Life lifts the skin off the beautiful, stylish product of an era to reveal the confused, hot-blooded woman underneath.

About the Author

Alison Jean Lesterwas born in California and has traveled all her life and variously studied, worked, and raised a family in the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore. She now lives in England."