Housekeeping
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Published:
New York : Picador, [2004], ©1980.
ISBN:
0312424094, 9780312424091
Status:
2nd Floor- Adult Books
FIC ROBINSON M.
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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 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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Book
Edition:
[1st Picador ed.].
Physical Desc:
219 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English

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Originally published: [New York] : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1980].
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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Robinson, M. (20041980). Housekeeping. [1st Picador ed.]. New York: Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne. 20041980. Housekeeping. New York: Picador.

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Robinson, Marilynne, Housekeeping. New York: Picador, 20041980.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping. [1st Picador ed.]. New York: Picador, 20041980. Print.

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