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Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson Summary & Study Guide

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Housekeeping Study Guide by consists of approx. 42 pages of summaries and analysis on Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.

This study guide, written by, includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, and Topics for Discussion.
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Published April 18th 2011 by (first published October 4th 2010)
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This is a debut-novel haunting tale of sisters Ruthie and Lucille as they try to cope with their family history of death and strangeness in Fingerbone, a small town somewhere in the Far West. (Robinson is from Idaho, so it may be inspired by a town there.) Fingerbone is home to a mysterious lake traversed twice daily by a train crossing a treacherous trestle. The sisters are raised, in turn, by their mother, grandmother, two great aunts and then Aunt Sylvie, their mother’s standoffish, eccentric...more
Mary Beth
Actually, I read the novel, not the study guide. I did enjoy the book - the writing is wonderful - but the story is dark and so much of it is not what it appears to be. Sometimes the symbolism gets a little heavy handed. Robinson has quite an imagination, and I always feel like her books have the elements of great stories ... but they usually fall a little short for me. I'd recommend this book, but not with great enthusiasm.
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