Housekeeping

Housekeeping

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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… (more)

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This is a superb book about eccentricity and being different, about loneliness, about our relationship to nature and about transience and impermanence. It is wonderfully written and is rightfully considered one of the best US novels of the latter part of the twentieth century.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 25, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1982 winner


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