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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (673 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lionel Shriver Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin | 2/8/2014

    " I love Lionel Shriver! Her use of language, her perfectly realistic characters, her skewering of the left-wing white demographic all falls picture perfect in to a completely believable story about inheritance and how adult children will fight over what they believe is theirs. Utterly brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alex | 2/7/2014

    " There's something specific and unique about Lionel Shriver. Unabashedly intelligent as a writer, her characters are challengingly unlikeable, and disconcertingly relatable. No wimpy generosity here. This novel ends well, though (as with The Post-Birthday World) it took me serious commitment to get there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janna | 2/4/2014

    " Man, families are a mess. Made me feel much better about my own! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lara Heisler | 1/22/2014

    " Major disappointment after "Kevin." I didn't like any of the characters. The plot was somewhat compelling, and I forced myself to finish this book. Even though I didn't really like this book, the author's talent was obvious, and I was glad I read it (and glad when it was over.) "

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