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Macmillan Audio Complete Catalogue Oct 2016

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    9781429954464
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA
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    Distributor: Raincoast Book Distribution Limited Supplies to: CA Availability: Not available (reason unspecified) On Sale Date: Aug 01, 2005 Carton Quantity: 60 $32.95 CAD
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Housekeeping
A Novel
Unabridged
By (author): Marilynne Robinson Read by: Becket Royce
Marilynne Robinson ,

Read by :

Becket Royce

Imprint:

Macmillan Audio

ISBN:

9781593977863

Product Form:

CD-Audio
CD-Audio
English

Audience:

General Trade
Aug 01, 2005
$32.95 CAD
Out of print

Dimensions:

5.82in x 5.26 x 0.8 in | 160 gr

Illustrations:

Includes 5 CDs with a run time of 5 hours, 30 minutes
Macmillan Audio
FICTION / Literary
 
Pulitzer Prize - Finalist 1982, Short-listed Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award - Nominee 1982, Nominated

An unabridged audio edition of this classic work on the 25th anniversary of its first publication
A modern classic, 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 byan 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.

MARILYNNE ROBINSON is the author of the novelGilead and two books of nonfiction,Mother Country andThe Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.


Becket Roycenarrated Marilynne Robinson'sHousekeeping for Macmillan Audio. She has also appeared on television inI'll Be Home for Christmas, The Kennedys of Massachusetts, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, and numerous commercials. Onstage, she has performed in New York and regionally in the playsThe Male Animal, Macbeth, and many others.

“So precise, so distilled, so beautiful that one doesn't want to miss any pleasure it might yield.” —Le Anne Schreiber, The New York Times Book Review

“Here's a first novel that sounds as if the author has been treasuring it up all her life...You can feel in the book a gathering voluptuous release of confidence, a delighted surprise at the unexpected capacities of language, a close, careful fondness for people that we thought only saints felt.” —Anatole Broyard, The New York Times

“I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly—this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight.” —Doris Lessing

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