Housekeeping – SIGNED - Marilynne Robinson 1980 - Farrar Straus Giroux, New York - First Edition ‘Here’s a first novel that sounds as if the author has been treasuring it up all her life, waiting for it to form itself. It's as if, in writing it, she broke through the ordinary human condition with all its dissatisfactions, and achieved a kind of transfiguration. 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

A lovely, near fine copy of Marilynne Robinson’s acclaimed debut novel – signed by her on the title page – the transient and imaginative story of orphaned sisters and their oddball aunt in a remote Idaho town.
  Winner of the PEN / Faulkner Award and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

References: Broyard, ‘Housekeeping’
The New York Times 1981.
8vo. pp. [4] 219 [1]. Publisher’s blue cloth over blue-green paper boards, silver lettering to spine, in pictorial dust jacket designed by Robert Sabin, priced ‘$10.95’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, light fading along edges of boards as is common with this title, in near fine dust jacket, modicum of wear to spine ends.   Ref: 108110   Price: HK$ 4,500