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The Resource Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Label
Housekeeping
Title
Housekeeping
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Summary
Winner of the Pen/Hemingway AwardA 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, 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 transcience
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Robinson, Marilynne
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
Label
Housekeeping
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:cd23b7e3-3121-4e07-9827-0ccd880cd330
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781429954464
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Housekeeping
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cd23b7e3-3121-4e07-9827-0ccd880cd330
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781429954464
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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