Next Up: Housekeeping
No, I’m not about to tell you my honey-do list. That’s the name of the book–Housekeeping.
I know absolutely nothing about this one, and I’ve never read anything from Marilynne Robinson.
So with that ringing endorsement, let’s all learn a little about Housekeeping in today’s preview:
- Housekeeping was published in 1980.
- It was Marilynne Robinson’s first novel and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
- Though Robinson didn’t win the Pulitzer for Housekeeping, she did win the prize for her second novel, Gilead.
- The novel was adapted to a film in 1987, starring Christine Lahti.
- According to our dear friends at Wikipedia: “The novel treats the subject of housekeeping, not only in the domestic sense of cleaning, but in the larger sense of keeping a spiritual home for one’s self and family in the face of loss, for the girls experience a series of abandonments as they come of age.”
- Robinson, 71, has written 4 novels and 4 books of essays.
So there’s that.
As always, I’ll share more about Housekeeping as I read it. I simply don’t have much to say at this point.
The novel is much shorter than A House for Mr Biswas, at 213 pages, so I expect it won’t take near as long to read.
Anyone read Housekeeping or anything else from Robinson?