Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg

Family Lexicon

Natalia Ginzburg with Jenny McPhee (Translator), Jenny McPhee (Translator)

Family Lexicon

Natalia Ginzburg with Jenny McPhee (Translator), Jenny McPhee (Translator)

fiction classics historical emotional reflective slow-paced

224 pages | first published 1963

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A masterpiece of European literature that blends family memoir and fiction An Italian family, sizable, with its routines and rituals, crazes, pet phrases, and stories, doubtful, comical, indispensable, comes to life in the pages of Natalia Ginzbur...
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Summary of 462 reviews

Moods

reflective 68%
emotional 50%
funny 39%
lighthearted 34%
inspiring 28%
hopeful 21%
informative 21%
sad 18%
relaxing 10%
challenging 5%
dark 5%
tense 5%
adventurous 2%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 38%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 10% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 48% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 41% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 38% | Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 7%

Average rating

3.95

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