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By Lionel Shriver

ISBN-10: 0061846902

ISBN-13: 9780061846908

Following the demise of her worthwhile liberal mom and dad, Corlis McCrea strikes again into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all 3 siblings. Her timid more youthful brother hasn't ever left domestic. whilst her bullying black-sheep older brother strikes into "his" condominium besides, it's war.

Each inheritor wishes the home. but to shop for the opposite out, siblings needs to staff opposed to one. simply as in girlhood, Corlis is torn among allying with the good yet apprehensive youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to spoil it. A completely solid Family is a gorgeous exam of inheritance, literal and mental: what we take from our mom and dad, what we discard, and what we're caught with, love it or now not.

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