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The Keepers of the House - Shirley Ann Grau
The Keepers of the House
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Grau’s masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise.Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been pillars of their... show more
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Grau’s masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise.Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been pillars of their Southern community. Extraordinary family lore has been passed down to Abigail Howland, but not all of it. When shocking facts come to light about her late grandfather William’s relationship with Margaret Carmichael, a black housekeeper, the community is outraged, and quickly gathers to vent its fury on Abigail. Alone in the house the Howlands built, she is at once shaken by those who have betrayed her, and determined to punish the town that has persecuted her and her kin. Morally intricate, graceful and suspenseful, The Keepers of the House has become a modern classic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400030743 (1400030749)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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The Keepers of the House tells the story of several generations of the Howland family and their home in Alabama. There is a wonderful affection for the land in this book. "The frost-stripped trees and the bleached grasses glisten and shine in the small light. In the winter-emptied fields granite o...
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Sometimes you come across a book that reminds you why you love your favorite genre. From me, the genre is literary fiction and for me The Keepers of The House is one of those books that reminds me why I am a literary fiction reader. The synopsis of the book is a little misleading. Yes, it is a sto...
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Reading July 20096/20/2009: I just downloaded the audio book of The Keepers of the House from the library. I usually prefer to read books versus listen to them, because I often get distracted with I am listening to books on tape. But I've transferred the book to my Zune and I think I'll take it on ...
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November evenings are quiet and still and dry. The frost-stripped trees and the bleached grasses glisten and shine in the small light. In the winter-emptied fields granite outcroppings gleam white and stark. The bones of the earth, old people call them. In the deepest fold of the land--to the southw...
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