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Bixby Knolls Literary Society
Bene Legere Saecla Vincere
To Read Well is to Master the Ages

139th Meeting - September 11th, 2019

139th Meeting
 
September 2019 Selection
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by
 
Shirley Jackson
 
Next Society Meeting:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:00pm
 
at
Elise’s Tea Room
3924 Atlantic Avenue
Parking along Atlantic Avenue or in rear lot
 
 
 
We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a 1962 mystery novel by American author Shirley Jackson. It was Jackson's final work, and was published with a dedication to Pascal Covici, the publisher, three years before the author's death in 1965. The novel is written in the voice of eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine "Merricat" Blackwood, who lives with her sister and uncle on an estate in Vermont. Six years before the events of the novel, the Blackwood family experienced a tragedy that left the three survivors isolated from the rest of their small village.
 
Merricat Blackwood, her elder sister Constance, and their ailing Uncle Julian live in a large house on extensive grounds, in isolation from the nearby village. Constance has not left their home in six years, going no farther than her large garden. Uncle Julian, confined to a wheelchair, obsessively writes and re-writes notes for his memoirs, while Constance cares for him.
 
Refreshments will be provided
 
For more information call the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association:
(562) 595-0081 or email:  info@bixbyknollsinfo.com
 
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