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Housekeeping (Fortieth Anniversary Edition)

A Novel

Picador Modern Classics
By Marilynne Robinson
Narrated by Therese Plummer / 6 hours 24 minutes

Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award

Fortieth Anniversary Edition

This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.

A modern classic, Marilynne Robinson's 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux


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Picador Modern Classics Series

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Housekeeping (Fortieth Anniversary Edition)
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Narrator Therese Plummer
ISBN 9781250257260
Length 6 hours 24 minutes
Language English
Publisher Macmillan Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature & Literary Fiction
Libro.fm rank #3,723 Overall
Genre rank #563 in Literary Fiction