Our adult book buyer Lori Feathers facilitates an interesting and lively discussion about a fiction or non-fiction title each month. Come and share your opinions about the book and glean a deeper or different understanding of it from other readers. All are welcome!

This month’s selection is CORRIGAN by Caroline Blackwood. Purchase it below!

Corrigan is at once a mordant comedy of manners and a very modern morality play. Since her husband’s death, the increasingly frail Mrs. Blunt has had only her trips to his grave to look forward to. Her raucous housekeeper’s conversation, and cooking, are best forgotten. Nadine, her daughter, is an infrequent, uneasy visitor. Then one day a charming, wheelchair-bound Irishman shows up at Mrs. Blunt’s door in search of charitable contributions. Corrigan is an arch manipulator, Mrs. Blunt is his mark, and before long we realize that they are made for each other. As the two grow ever more entrenched, Nadine fears for her mother’s safety (or is it for her own inheritance?). With Corrigan Caroline Blackwood takes a long, hard look at our dearly beloved notions of saints and sinners, victims and villains, patrimony and present pleasure—and winks.

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By Caroline Blackwood

ISBN: 9781590170069
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 2002-06-30T04:00:00.18Z

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By Caroline Blackwood, Andrew Solomon (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781590170069
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: NYRB Classics - June 30th, 2002