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Housekeeping: A Novel
Housekeeping: A Novel Marilynne Robinson 0374525188 9780374525187 Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award A modern classic,Housekeepingis the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent gr
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Housekeeping: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson

Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award A modern classic,Housekeepingis 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 Lucilles struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transcience.

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1997-09-30

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ISBN: 0374525188


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