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By Lionel Shriver

Following the demise of her valuable 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" apartment besides, it's war.

Each inheritor desires 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 frightened youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to spoil it. A completely stable 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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Their island overgrown with scarlet poinsettias. A school, a church. Some terraced hillsides in the distance turned labyrinthine green, an intricate backdrop for songbirds that appeared and disappeared as awkwardly as a child’s paper cutouts threading in and out of trees. We touch each other briefly and depart. As if memory wasn’t a wound to bear. As if we could eat the fruit and forget the garden. Rugosas redolent in the summer night. Years later, walking back from dinner along the bastion in Alghero.

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