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Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Housekeeping A modern classic i Housekeeping i 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 their eccentric and remote aunt The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake 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

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div Twenty four years after her first novel i Housekeeping i Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America s heart Writing in the tradition of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman Marilynne Robinson s beautiful spare and spiritual prose allows even the faithless reader to feel the possibility of transcendent order i Slate i In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life br div, A modern classic i Housekeeping i 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 their eccentric and remote aunt The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake 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, div div Since the publication of Marilynne Robinson s novel i Housekeeping i a stunning debut that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize she has built a sterling reputation not only as a writer of sharp subtly moving prose but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist Her compelling and demanding collection i The Death of Adam i in which she reflected on her Presbyterian upbringing investigated the roots of Midwestern abolitionism and mounted a memorable defense of Calvinism is respected as a classic of the genre praised by Doris Lessing as a useful antidote to the increasingly crude and slogan loving culture we inhabit br br In this new collection she returns to the themes which have preoccupied her work the role of faith in modern life the inadequacy of fact the contradictions inherent in human nature Clear eyed and forceful as ever Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as a modern rhetorical master div div, No description available