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Housekeeping: A Novel Paperback – October 14, 2004
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“So precise, so distilled, so beautiful that one doesn't want to miss any pleasure it might yield.” ―Le Anne Schreiber, The New York Times Book Review
“Here's a first novel that sounds as if the author has been treasuring it up all her life...You can feel in the book a gathering voluptuous release of confidence, a delighted surprise at the unexpected capacities of language, a close, careful fondness for people that we thought only saints felt.” ―Anatole Broyard, The New York Times
“I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly--this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight.” ―Doris Lessing
About the Author
MARILYNNE ROBINSON is the author of the novel Gilead and two books of nonfiction, Mother Country and The Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
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Complex but beautiful prose. One must read slow, especially the long descriptions. Let Marilynne Robinson teach you how to sense the divine in nature.
Read it for the extraordinary calm of reading it.
The story revolves around three generations of women in a single family. There are parts of this novel I really enjoyed very much. It is extremely well written, however it is not always an "easy read". There were some phisophical passages that I really struggled to follow. This is not necessarily a criticism. But as a reviewer, I feel the need to advise a person looking for a relatively simple, enjoyable reading experience, this was not always the case for me.
According to Wikipedia, in 2003 The Guardian Unlimited named "Housekeeping" one of the 100 greatest novels of all time. Years ago I had set upon a quest to read the 100 greatest novels ever written. I found there are many such lists with some, but really little, consensus. I have read hundreds of novels pursuing this quest. With the greatest possible respect to Miss Robinson, this novel does not make my list, although it is a really quality work. It may be simply too sophisticated for me. Thank You...