Sunday, November 19, 2006

Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson

Okay I think I've decided on Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson for my Spring 2007 classes. I read most of the book a while back but stopped because I couldn't see where it was going. However most of the reviews I've read are like the one (excerpt) below from The Atlantic Monthly by Mona Simpson:
Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping is one of the ten best novels of the past century. In its haunting voice and its inevitable movement, both fabular and precise, it is a nearly perfect work, still as singular and eerie today as when it was published, in 1980.
So I'm giving it a go. We'll see and I'll be back to let you know...

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