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.
...[L]ife for Lowry, as for most everyone else, is never just one big happily-ever-after; there are bumps, dips, valleys...."Time goes on," she wrote in her very first novel, A Summer To Die, "and your life is still there, and you have to live it." The New York Times Book Review