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The Resource Housekeeping : a novel, Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping : a novel, Marilynne Robinson

Label
Housekeeping : a novel
Title
Housekeeping
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Newly reissued as a Picador Modern Classic, Marilynne Robinson's brilliant, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning first novel 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, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, 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. For more than twenty years, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from Manhattan's Flatiron Building. Our Twentieth Anniversary Modern Classics line pairs iconic books with a design that's both small enough to fi t in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf. "--
Summary
Ruth, a young girl struggling to overcome haunting family memories in a town which will not ler her forget, gradually grows close to Sylvie, the sister of her dead mother
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 1982.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
052711
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Picador Modern Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Aunts
  • Families
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • Aunts
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Families
  • Sisters
Target audience
adult
Label
Housekeeping : a novel, Marilynne Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911135130
Dimensions
15 cm
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781250060655
Lccn
2015022441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911135130
Label
Housekeeping : a novel, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911135130
Dimensions
15 cm
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781250060655
Lccn
2015022441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911135130

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