'So precise, so distilled, so beautiful that one doesn't want to miss any pleasure it might yield.'--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
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson's first novel, was acclaimed by critics and later filmed by Bill Forsyth. She is also the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and a non-fiction title, the controversial Mother Country. Marilynne Robinson lives in New England.