Housekeeping
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780312424091, 0312424094, 9780374173135, 0374173133
Physical Desc
219 pages ; 22 cm
Status
Adult Fiction
ROBINSON, M.
1 available

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Adult FictionROBINSON, M.On Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

Syndetics Unbound

More Details

Published
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780312424091, 0312424094, 9780374173135, 0374173133

Notes

Description
Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award 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, 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.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Robinson, M. (1981). Housekeeping (First edition.). Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne. 1981. Housekeeping. Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping First edition., Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.

NoveList