Marilynne Robinson recently won a Pulitzer Prize for her latest novel, "Gilead." Our readers review panel takes a look back at her first novel, which has been called a modern classic. "Housekeeping" is the story of two orphaned girls taken under wing by an eccentric aunt.


  • Jackson Bryer professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and co-editor of "Dear Scott, Dear Zelda" (St. Martin's Press)
  • Patricia Griffith novelist and associate professor of English at George Washington University
  • Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.

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