by Marilynne Robinson
1980 /219 pages
rating: 9 / 20th century fiction

I’ve read all of Marilynne Robinson’s novels but this one, Gilead (2004), Home (2008), and Lila (2014) – all terrific. So I was interested in reading this book even prior to a reading group.

Housekeeping is about a lot of things, including housekeeping. Mostly it’s about “transience” as so many reviewers say, the impermanence of things, people, families. And although it’s written in beautiful, lyrical, Biblical, transcendent prose it’s an all-American novel.  >>>>MORE>>>>

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