Book Discussion: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Ogden Valley Branch

This program was on Nov 3, 2021
Event type: 
Books & Authors
Target audience: 

Ages 18 and older. Limited free copies of the book are available. Discussions will be held in-person. Call or go online to register at https://WWW.WEBERPL.LIB.UT.US/DISCOVER/GROWN-UPS-CORNER/

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blakwoods - elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or Merricat - live together in pleaseant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against instrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives - cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune - and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopes more desparate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret.

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