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The Bookshelf: 'Housekeeping'

Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping read on the Bookshelf

Marilynne Robinson’s novel Housekeeping begins on Feb. 9 on KPBX's The Bookshelf.

Robinson, a Sandpoint native who teaches at the Iowa Writer's Project. She will make a rare appearance in Spokane on Feb. 18 at Gonzaga University, and on Feb. 19 at Auntie's Bookstore.

Housekeeping was published in 1980 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel. The Guardian Unlimited named it one of the 100 greatest novels of all time, saying it was a "haunting, poetic story, drowned in water and light, about three generations of women."

KPBX's reading is performed by Spokane resident Susan Williams.