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Marilynne Robinson's 'Housekeeping',
This review is from: Housekeeping (Paperback)
If you enjoy literature and you have not yet read Marilynne Robinson's 'Housekeeping', order a copy right away. It has been described by one critic as 'probably among the best 100 novels ever written'. I am generally sceptical of comments of this kind but I concur with this one. It is one of those rare novels that alters your mind in a significant way. It is riveting, profound, subtle, sad and beautiful. I had the rare privilege of meeting Marilynne Robinson yesterday at the Reader Organisation's conference on 'Getting into Reading'in New Brighton. She is as I expected: illuminating, gracious and distinctly lacking in the egotistical thrust of most modern authors in their public personae. Enjoy!