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Housekeeping

Author: Marilynne Robinson; Becket Royce
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Macmillan Audio, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Marilynne Robinson; Becket Royce
ISBN: 1593977867 9781593977863 0792742893 9780792742890
OCLC Number: 71009151
Notes: "Sound library."
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Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 5:31:58.
Performer(s): Read by Becket Royce.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 79517 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Marilynne Robinson.

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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.

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