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9 Facts You Never Knew About The Author Of The Giver

Lois Lowry has led a fascinating life so far. And no, she's not dead. She's very much alive, still writing, and even keeps a blog!

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2. She likes to knit

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Seriously. Apparently, knitting is a fun way to spend your winters when you aren't writing best sellers. She had to stop for awhile this past winter, because she got a kitten that made a huge mess...but she's back at it!

8. She lost a son

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The Son, the fourth book in The Giver Quartet, quietly reflects on the loss of Lowry's son in the air force. Claire, the mother in the story, is emphasized in a way not previously done. Lowry realized only later that she was writing out her own yearnings to have her son back.

9. She likes the movie.

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Unlike some authors, Lowry has been eager to see the book adapted for the screen. And she is pleased with the result, especially the added tension between The Chief Elder and the original Giver.

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