The Resource Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson

Label
Housekeeping
Title
Housekeeping
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Marilynne Robinson's 1980 novel is a strange coming-of-age tale set in the Idaho mountains. The story is about two orphaned sisters, Ruth and Lucille, who go to live with their unconventional and possibly unbalanced Aunt Sylvie. Ruth, the narrator, is haunted by the death of her grandfather, who died in a horrifying train wreck years ago, and the more recent death of her mother, who drove her car off a cliff
  • The setting for these family tragedies--the fictional town of Fingerbone and its frigid lake--continues to play its part in the story. As the two girls grow up in this eerie and evocative place, Lucille's life becomes focused on only one thing: to fit in and be as ordinary as possible. But Ruth, who has felt alienated all her life from her surroundings, has a profound need to rebel
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.
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052711
Cataloging source
DLC
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Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Sisters
  • Orphans
Target audience
adult
Label
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780374173135
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
80024061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocm06602826 810521
Label
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780374173135
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
80024061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocm06602826 810521

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