Housekeeping Summary
Marilynne Robinson

Everything you need to understand or teach Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.

  • Housekeeping Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
  • 21 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more
  • 30 Housekeeping Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more
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Housekeeping Summary

Housekeeping is the story of two sisters coming of age in an isolated mountain town. The narrator, Ruth, and her younger sister, Lucille, rely on each other to survive. Their father deserts the family too early for them to remember him. When Ruth is about six, their mother commits suicide. Their grandmother takes them in for five years until her death. Then two, unmarried, elderly great-aunts take custody. These anxious ladies cannot cope...

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Housekeeping Study Guide

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Housekeeping Lesson Plans contain 121 pages of teaching material, including: