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Housekeeping

(1981)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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 transience.


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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Housekeeping: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics)
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-250-06065-6 / 978-1-250-06065-5 (USA edition)
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2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Housekeeping
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ISBN: 1-4193-5682-8 / 978-1-4193-5682-7 (USA edition)
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October 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-4176-6465-7 / 978-1-4176-6465-8 (USA edition)
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January 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Housekeeping: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-374-17313-3 / 978-0-374-17313-5 (USA edition)
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March 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-571-11713-9 / 978-0-571-11713-0 (UK edition)
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping: Faber Modern Classics
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-571-32275-1 / 978-0-571-32275-6 (UK edition)
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-571-26884-6 / 978-0-571-26884-9 (UK edition)
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-571-23008-3 / 978-0-571-23008-2 (UK edition)
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November 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-312-42409-4 / 978-0-312-42409-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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1657 : UK Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-639374-8 / 978-0-00-639374-0 (UK edition)
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December 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-14-009888-7 / 978-0-14-009888-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-374-52518-8 / 978-0-374-52518-7 (USA edition)
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April 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-553-34663-6 / 978-0-553-34663-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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November 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-571-16402-1 / 978-0-571-16402-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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March 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: HOUSEKEEPING
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-553-27872-X / 978-0-553-27872-9 (USA edition)
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March 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Robinson Marilyn
ISBN: 0-553-26238-6 / 978-0-553-26238-4 (USA edition)
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June 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping (King Penguin)
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-14-006062-6 / 978-0-14-006062-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-553-20575-7 / 978-0-553-20575-6 (USA edition)
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March 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-553-24472-8 / 978-0-553-24472-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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Audio Editions

April 2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-7927-3843-8 / 978-0-7927-3843-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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July 2006 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-223-05318-0 / 978-1-223-05318-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-59397-841-3 / 978-1-59397-841-9 (USA edition)
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June 2006 : USA Audio CD

Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-7927-3788-1 / 978-0-7927-3788-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
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March 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-7927-3789-X / 978-0-7927-3789-6 (USA edition)
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August 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Housekeeping
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August 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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August 2005 : UK Audio edition
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August 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Housekeeping: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-59397-786-7 / 978-1-59397-786-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Housekeeping
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 2004 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Housekeeping: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics)
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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