Book :: Housekeeping

By: Marilynne Robinson
Pages: 219
Published: 1981
Genre(s): Literary Fiction
Coming of Age
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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...

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I may be the only person who did not love this...interesting but really I was left flat.

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53rd on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review

85th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

47th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store