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Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
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Aug 12, 2007

it was amazing
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Read in January, 2006

I thoroughly enjoyed reading KEEPING THE HOUSE! With themes one can relate to today and characters you cannot forget, this is a wonderful debut novel from an author I can't wait to read more from. Ellen Baker's prose is smooth and her timing is perfect as she seamlessly moves back and forth following two families - the Mickelsons struggling with the effects of WWI and WWII during 1900 to 1950 and the Magnusons struggling with the ideals of marital and household perfection in 1950's. Entirely engrossing, KEEPING THE HOUSE launches Baker as author to watch.
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