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Housekeeping - A Novel

Marilynne Robinson

An unabridged audio edition of this classic work on the 25th anniversary of its first publication 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, 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.

An unabridged audio edition of this classic work on the 25th anniversary of its first publication 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, 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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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

An unabridged audio edition of this classic work on the 25th anniversary of its first publication 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, 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Becket Royce

Length:

5h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:19