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Housekeeping: A Novel Paperback – November 1, 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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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador; First edition (November 1, 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 219 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0312424094
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0312424091
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.54 x 0.59 x 8.29 inches
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