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Housekeeping

Robinson, Marilynne

(Book - 1981)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Housekeeping
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Ruthie and her younger sister, Lucille, grow toward adulthood under the untraditional care of Sylvie, the transient sister of their dead mother, in Fingerbone, the small Far West town on the glacial lake where their grandfather died in a train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 1981
ISBN: 0312424094
9780312424091
Branch Call Number: FIC R
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 21 cm.

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Nov 12, 2014
  • moonshine7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

she weaves a beautiful story with very memorable imagery.

Feb 02, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Marilynne Robinson's debut novel, which the NYT called one of the best novels of the past 3 decades. I prefer her second, the Pulitzer prize winning "Gilead." This reminded me a bit of Willa Cather's books, especially "O Pioneers" and "My Antonia."

Oct 31, 2013
  • lizapierce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Simply put: Marilynne Robinson is a genius, and I would do just about anything to be able to put a sentence together the way she does.

Mar 05, 2011
  • jalyth rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have recommended this book to everyone I know. It's hauntingly beautiful. Simple as that.

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