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Housekeeping

5 Ratings: 2.0
a book by Marilyn Robinson
3 reviews about Housekeeping
review by . July 06, 2010
I was first introduced to Housekeeping years ago in a college literature class and was completely engulfed in the novel during the short time it took me to read it; it became an instant favorite in my mind - the kind of favorite I would willingly reread, each time discovering new elements in the story. Marilyn Robinson's writing is perfectly simple and moving. I feel as though she could easily write beautifully about nothing, but it's to our benefit that the characters and events of this …
review by . July 02, 2010
Housekeeping mesmerized me. This novel, which I have come to consider a contemporary classic, is a tale of a bleak and wintry town with the dreadful name of Fingerbone, and of two young sisters who wind up stuck there after their mother commits suicide by driving her car into a lake. Eventually, they find themselves being cared for by a somewhat loopy, but nonetheless kind aunt with a very quirky housekeeping style. The descriptions of the desolate and vast landscapes, experienced via long walking …
review by . July 09, 2010
Just finished the book Housekeeping by Mariylnne Robinson, and I come to the conclusion, which was made halfway through the book, that it's not the "American Classic" that is was made out to be. The story it's self could have definitely had more substance in character development and ease. The long over flowing paragraph long sentences would put me off track for the actual action and moment that was being talked about. I like descriptions, it helps me to develop a picture in my …
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