corner corner Housekeeping
corner corner

Books Registered open extended profile

Medium   by Marilynne Robinson

category Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 055327872x
Books Registered: 25
BookCrossing Rating: Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 16
Wishes for this book: click here




Amazon Editorial Review

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 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 transcience.


Other books you might like:

25 Copies Registered

  1 2 Next 


Registered by meeradji on 8/20/2005

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by pinklady60 of San Diego, California USA on 8/1/2009

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by cindigo of Las Vegas, Nevada USA on 4/23/2003

Current status: all Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by elisafeld on 7/14/2003

Current status: all Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by ludde of Uppsala, Uppland Sweden on 9/30/2003

Current status: all Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Penny-n-Chaos of Savannah, Georgia USA on 11/15/2003

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by skcreader of Roanoke, Virginia USA on 2/24/2004

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by spatzlaff of San Francisco, California USA on 5/29/2004

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by siegezero of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 11/26/2005

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by calvarez4 of Oakland, California USA on 12/7/2005

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by wingsolittletimewing of Portland, Maine USA on 2/17/2007

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by winghootnoodlewing of Olympia, Washington USA on 4/7/2007

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by winghootnoodlewing of Olympia, Washington USA on 10/18/2007

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 10/4/2008

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by Readabuck of Teaneck, New Jersey USA on 8/15/2010

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by geishabird of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 3/27/2011

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by wingbookstogivewing of Springville, Tennessee USA on 4/9/2012

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by wingNancyNovawing of Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on 8/14/2012

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by wingKateKintailwing of Burke, Virginia USA on 5/7/2017

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by GardenGirl on 9/10/2002

Current status: all Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.