Housekeeping Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

* 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.

* Ruth's grandfather comes to the mountains from the west. He gets a job working on the railroad, marries, and builds a house in Fingerbone.

* The railroad and the lake eventually lead to his death in a catastrophic derailment where an entire train and all its passengers go off the high railway bridge into the lake.

* Ruth's grandmother continues to live as a widow with her three daughters, Molly, Helen, and Sylvie, in the house her husband built.

* Seven-and-a-half years after Helen leaves Fingerbone, a friend lends Helen her car to take the girls to visit their grandmother.

* Helen arrives on a Sunday morning and sits the girls down in the screened porch at their grandmother's house, telling them...

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