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An unabridged audio edition of this classic work on the 25th anniversary of its first publication

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, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, 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 transience.

About the Author

MARILYNNE ROBINSON is the author of the novel Gilead and two books of nonfiction, Mother Country and The Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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ISBN:
9781593977863
Read:
Royce, Becket
Publisher:
MacMillan Audio
Read by:
Royce, Becket
Read:
Royce, Becket
Author:
Robinson, Marilynne
Author:
Royce, Becket
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
FIC045000
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 cds, 5.5 hours
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5.82 x 5.26 x 0.795 in
Media Run Time:
330

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