Housekeeping

Housekeeping

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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, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone, set on a glacial lake, 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.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2005.
ISBN: 9780792742890
0792742893
9781593977863
1593977867
Additional Contributors: Royce, Becket
Summary: 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, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone, set on a glacial lake, 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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Noone56
Mar 13, 2007

Ruth is an unusual girl, by most any standards. Follow her experiences and thoughts as she emerges from childhood into an adolescence colored by her family legacy and her personal tribulations. A great book to listen to on tape.

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Noone56
Mar 13, 2007

Ruth is an unusual girl, by most any standards. Follow her experiences and thoughts as she emerges from childhood into an adolescence colored by her family legacy and her personal tribulations. A great book to listen to on tape.

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