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Midday Book Club: Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson

29 May

1405155This is a little late again, but here is a link to the latest Midday Connection We Pick Book Club discussion on Moody Radio!  You can listen to past book club selections and download study questions.  This month the book, “Housekeeping,” by Marilynne Robinson was discussed.  The title of this classic literary fiction was a little misleading.  It’s not about cleaning and organization!  Here is a plot summary from goodreads:  

“…Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck, and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town “chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere.” Ruth and Lucille’s struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.”

This book sounded so interesting that I have added it to my To Read Notebook!  I hope you enjoy!

 

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