A Perfectly Good Family

Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009
Product Number: EB00232662
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061846908
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Following the death of her worthy liberal parents, Corlis McCrea moves back into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all three siblings. Her timid younger brother has never left home. When her bullying black-sheep older brother moves into "his" house as well, it's war. Each heir wants the house. Yet to buy the other out, two siblings must team against one. Just as in girlhood, Corlis is torn between allying with the decent but fearful youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to destroy it. A Perfectly Good Family is a stunning examination of inheritance, literal and psychological: what we take from our parents, what we discard, and what we are stuck with, like it or not.

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Author(s): Lionel Shriver
Narrator(s): Susan Ericksen
Product Number BL706
Released: Feb 28, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781423360780