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Housekeeping: Robinson, Marilynne / Author of 'Gilead'


Robinson, Marilynne / Author of 'Gilead'

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ISBN 10: 0374173133 / ISBN 13: 9780374173135
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2005
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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This volume carries a 1980 copyright and publication date, and a complete number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. However, if you look verrry closely, it also states "This reissue 2005." Rear jacket flap also mentions the 1987 Christine Lahti film (without giving the date, of course.) Jacket priced $23.00. Boards resist opening past 50 degrees; as-new unread. After the deaths of their mother and grandmother, two sisters are raised by a strange aunt in a small town in Idaho. 219 pp. Reduced from $55. Bookseller Inventory # 004694

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Title: Housekeeping

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award

A modern classic, 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.

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Marilynne Robinson is the author of Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Home, winner of the Orange Prize, the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Award. Housekeeping was her first novel and won the PEN/Hemingway Award. Robinson’s nonfiction books include Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Iowa City.

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