Title Profile & Character Information

The Corrections

Annotation
"After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and heart down the drain of an affair with a married man - or so her mother fears. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2001  National Book Awards
2001  New York Times Editors' Choice
2001  Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2002  American Library Association Notable Books

Characters
NameLambert, Alfred
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsRailroad engineer
 Railroad engineer
TraitsMarried
Father
Retired
Married
Father
Retired

NameLambert, Enid
GendersFemale
 Female
TraitsMarried
Mother
Married
Mother

NameLambert, Gary
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsBanker
 Banker
TraitsMarried
Married

NameLambert, Denise
GendersFemale
 Female
OccupationsChef
 Chef
TraitsDivorced
Bisexual
Divorced
Bisexual

NameLambert, Chip
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsWebsite designer
 Website designer
TraitsEx-teacher
Ex-teacher

GenreDomestic
Sociological
Tragi-comedy
Fiction
TopicsFamily relationships
Selfishness
Marriage
Parkinson's disease
Parent and child
American culture
Contemporary life
Family relationships
Selfishness
Marriage
Parkinson's disease
Parent and child
American culture
Contemporary life
SettingPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania