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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.

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Grouping Title housekeeping
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display_description Ruthie and her younger sister, Lucille, grow toward adulthood under the untraditional care of Sylvie, the transient sister of their dead mother, in Fingerbone, the small Far West town on the glacial lake where their grandfather died in a train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff.
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subject_facet Aunts -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Literary, Girls -- Fiction, Mothers -- Death -- Fiction
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