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The Resource Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson

Label
Housekeeping
Title
Housekeeping
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 transience
Member of
Cataloging source
NLE
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Robinson, Marilynne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Faber modern classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Loneliness
  • Orphans
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Adulthood
  • Idaho
Target audience
adult
Label
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054816194
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780571322756
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910102309
Label
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054816194
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780571322756
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910102309

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