HousekeepingBook - 1980
From Library Staff
multcolib_dianaa May 02, 2014
Ruth, a young girl struggling to overcome haunting family memories in a town which will not ler her forget, gradually grows close to Sylvie, the sister of her dead mother.
The story of Ruth and her sister Lucille, who grew up haphazardly. The family house is in the far west town of Fingerbone. Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood touches themes of loss and survival, and the undertow of transience.
Robinson is known for her beautiful writing, and this first novel by her explores childhood in a remote part of Idaho. It’s about loss and wandering and searching, and is very close to poetry.