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Housekeeping [cd] / by Marilynne Robinson.

Authors: Robinson, Marilynne.
Call number: CD FIC ROB
Publisher: North Kingstown, RI : Sound Library/BBC Audiobooks America, p2005, c1980.
Publication date: p2005, c1980.
Subject: Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Death -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Aunts -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction on cd.
Title: Housekeeping [cd] / by Marilynne Robinson.
Physical description: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 32 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer note: Read by Becket Royce.
Notes: Complete & unabridged
Compact disc.
Summary note: A modern classic that "brilliantly portrays the impermanence of all things, especially beauty and happiness" (Paul Gray, Time), 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, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone, which is 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 gown "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"--Frcontainerner.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Added author: Royce, Becket.
ISBN: 079273789X
9780792737896
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1022785
Bib No.: 1022785

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