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The Keepers of the House

(1964)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Grau's masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise.

Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been pillars of their Southern community. Extraordinary family lore has been passed down to Abigail Howland, but not all of it. When shocking facts come to light about her late grandfather William's relationship with Margaret Carmichael, a black housekeeper, the community is outraged, and quickly gathers to vent its fury on Abigail. Alone in the house the Howlands built, she is at once shaken by those who have betrayed her, and determined to punish the town that has persecuted her and her kin.

Morally intricate, graceful and suspenseful, The Keepers of the House has become a modern classic.


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Hardback Editions

February 1964 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Keepers of the House
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-394-43182-0 / 978-0-394-43182-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Keepers of the House
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 1-4000-3074-9 / 978-1-4000-3074-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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December 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Keepers of the House (Voices of the South)
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-8071-2031-6 / 978-0-8071-2031-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
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October 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Keepers of the House (Southern Writers Series)
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-380-70047-6 / 978-0-380-70047-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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June 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: Keepers of the House
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-449-23031-7 / 978-0-449-23031-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Books
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Audio Editions

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Keepers of the House
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 1-4708-1182-0 / 978-1-4708-1182-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Keepers of the House (Library Edition)
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 1-4708-1181-2 / 978-1-4708-1181-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Keepers of the House
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 1-4708-1183-9 / 978-1-4708-1183-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Keepers of the House
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Keepers of the House
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Keepers of the House
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-7861-1116-X / 978-0-7861-1116-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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