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Aimee Mann

Cover of Housekeeping , courtesy of Picador Eccentricity can often be misinterpreted as mental instability, but so can genius and originality. Take Thelonious Monk for example. Or Andy Warhol. Or Zelda Fitzgerald as discussed in Monday's post. The character of Aunt Sylvie in Marilynne Robinson's...
Sunset over Lake Coeur d'Alene by Clarence Nies As winter comes to an end in Housekeeping , the town of Fingerbone is devastated by a major flood, which author Marilynne Robinson describes with both humor and subtle biblical undercurrents. When the banks of the lake are overwhelmed, not even the...
Washington, DC Dan Stone, producer of the Housekeeping audio guide, and musician Aimee Mann with her copy of Housekeeping . Marilynne Robinson?s 1980 debut novel, Housekeeping , introduced readers to three generations of women from an eccentric family, the Fosters, who live in the fictional town of...