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by Becket Royce,Marilynne Robinson


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Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Originally published in 1981 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson. p. cm. ISBN-13: 978-0-374-17313-5.

Housekeeping is a novel by Marilynne Robinson, published in 1980. The novel was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (which Robinson would eventually win for her second novel, Gilead), and awarded the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel. In 2003, the Guardian Unlimited named Housekeeping one of the 100 greatest novels of all time, describing the book as "Haunting, poetic story, drowned in water and light, about three generations of women

Housekeeping: A Novel.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Housekeeping: A Novel. Written by Marilynne Robinson. 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.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson-audiobook excerpt Becket Royce narrated Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping for Macmillan Audio.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson-audiobook excerpt. Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the novel Housekeeping, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson. 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. Becket Royce narrated Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping for Macmillan Audio. She has also appeared on television in I'll Be Home for Christmas, The Kennedys of Massachusetts, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, and numerous commercials.

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hter, Mrs. Sylvia Fisher. Through all these generations of elders we lived in one house, my grandmother’s house, built for her by her husband, Edmund Foster, an employee of the railroad, who escaped this world years before I entered it. It was he who put us down in this unlikely place.

Marilynne Robinson is the author of Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics . Housekeeping was her first novel and won the PEN/Hemingway Award.

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 . Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the National Book 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. Библиографические данные.

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An unabridged audio edition of this classic work on the 25th anniversary of its first publicationA 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 Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.


Comments: (7)

Mpapa
I re-purchase this book, like, once every six months. Here's why: it is the most amazing book of all time. Though I've read it several times, I always find myself wanting to read it again. Having read it, I'm so thrilled by it, I want to share it with the people I meet. So I loan or give it to someone. Then I don't have it. Then I crave it, because, as I say, I love to read it. This goes on and on. It's the most incredible, perfect book I've ever read. And I was a Lit major, so I've read a lot of books.
Dorizius
In an erratic series of misfortunes, Lucille and Ruth are passed on from their mother's hand to their grandmother's to their great-aunts' and, finally, to their mother's little sister's: Sylvie. Living in their late grandmother's house, Sylvie's debut carries an unusual air of awry and enigma. Initially, Lucille and Ruth accepted their lot with Sylvie and thumbed down any resistance, fearful that Sylvie would uproot and leave--by abandonment or death--like the others prior. Yet, for Lucille, Sylvie's 'transient' way of 'housekeeping,' or facing reality, was too ineffective and suffocating. Thus, with ambitious rigor, Lucille paved her own path, leaving Ruth and Sylvie in the dust. However, Ruth found powerful affinity in silence, waiting, seeing, hearing, and being.

Complex but beautiful prose. One must read slow, especially the long descriptions. Let Marilynne Robinson teach you how to sense the divine in nature.

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Super P
This is a very intimate book about two girls who struggle to adapt to the death of their mother, and to life with the errant aunt who comes in to care for them. It is a lush journey through the eyes of one of the girls, who is drawn to her aunt's unconventional spirit and lust for adventure, even as the town circles with disapproval for a confrontation we know must come. It is a slow read, with beautiful language that you must mull over and savor, and I was reminded of my own childhood as I was invited to inhabit the interior of Ruth so completely that I had the sensation I could follow the thoughts taking shape there.
Whitebeard
Housekeeping is the type of book I love: one that keeps you meditating over the overarching themes and motifs in order to parse out some hidden meaning, to catch a glimpse of hierophany, long after you've laid the book down. It's a book that should be read slowly to soak up the lushness of Robinson's prose.

I've read reviews about the book, both here and on other sites, and it seems that you either love it or hate it. I think that one of the reasons some people dislike the book is because Robinson does not precisely reveal the message to be taken away from it, forcing the reader to extrapolate meaning, which allows for varying interpretations that I believe may have to do with how engaged one is with the novel. I've had some people describe it to me as being a book about mental illness, and there were moments that I too wondered whether Sylvie was mentally ill, but after thinking over it, I've decided that this is too simple a reading. The book is full of movement, of depictions of the transitory state of the world, but in this state of constant change, there are resonances left behind and new revelations to be revealed. I have read that Robinson was greatly influenced by the transcendentalist who believed that heavenly revelation is not merely confined to the past but still takes place in the present. This may be why the novel has this searching characteristic to it, why Sylvie cannot find contentment in a sedentary existence, and why Ruth in the end too seems to long to wander this world. Housekeeping appears to be a metaphor for forcing and maintaining structure that is unnatural to our state of impermanency.

This is a book about transience, family, and memory all bleeding together, about static society attempting to constrain a nonstatic world, and about the pressures of conformity and normalcy when the world is still in flux. One of the things I like best about the book is that the subject matter can be heavy, but it is written with a light touch and in sentences that seem to move like a wave across the page.
Water
This is a really good debut novel authored by Marilynn Robinson. It was published in 1980 and is a fictional work set in an undetermined time, probably the later 1950s, in a northwestern State, possibly Idaho.

The story revolves around three generations of women in a single family. There are parts of this novel I really enjoyed very much. It is extremely well written, however it is not always an "easy read". There were some phisophical passages that I really struggled to follow. This is not necessarily a criticism. But as a reviewer, I feel the need to advise a person looking for a relatively simple, enjoyable reading experience, this was not always the case for me.

According to Wikipedia, in 2003 The Guardian Unlimited named "Housekeeping" one of the 100 greatest novels of all time. Years ago I had set upon a quest to read the 100 greatest novels ever written. I found there are many such lists with some, but really little, consensus. I have read hundreds of novels pursuing this quest. With the greatest possible respect to Miss Robinson, this novel does not make my list, although it is a really quality work. It may be simply too sophisticated for me. Thank You...
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Know why I bought this book? Because it is lovely on so many levels. It sits in your palms like a reverential volume, like a bible you found in a hotel room on the eve of despair that made things make a little more sense and sat in your pocket where you could touch it and receive some sort of comfort. It's a calm, soothing, intelligent book. Her words are like watching cream being poured into a glass coffee cup. They are beautiful and rich. It's like eating shortbread--you might not do it all the time, but when you do, you do it slowly, trying to remember how it tastes and feels.

Read it for the extraordinary calm of reading it.
Housekeeping: A Novel download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Becket Royce,Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1593977867
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (August 1, 2005)