Housekeeping Housekeeping

Housekeeping

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award

A modern classic, Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother.

The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere."

Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transcience.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
232
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
3.2
MB

Customer Reviews

B at 70... ,

Breathtaking.

Housekeeping is pitch perfect. We never leave the mind of sisterhood behind. I found the story fierce and provocative; and packed with the subconscious details of a lonely sisterhood never abandoning the hopeful reconciliation of what it means to be a woman.

antywet ,

Excellent Writing!

This story captured my heart..not your typical searching for relatives story. Stunning writing. Very inspiring

Joep2426 ,

One of the best books I’ve ever read.

The writing rivals any great author. Looking forward to her other works. This is a change your life sort of a book.

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