Housekeeping
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New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980.
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Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction
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Book
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Desc
219 pages ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0374173133, 9780312424091 (trade pbk.), 0312424094 (trade pbk.), 0374525188

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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 transience.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Robinson, M. (1980). Housekeeping . Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne. 1980. Housekeeping. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980.

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Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980.

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