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The children's author most known for her two Newbery Award winning books has lived in Cambridge since 1990.
Actor Jeff Bridges had been trying to make a movie adaptation of "The Giver" for years. Lowry was inspired to write the book -- about a boy chosen to know about, but keep hidden, the varieties of human pain -- after visiting her elderly parents.
"When I left that day, I began thinking about how memory works, what it does for us, and wondered, 'What if we could just forget everything painful that ever happened. Would that make our lives easier, more comfortable?'"