Issue No. 6 Winter 2020
It’s time to revisit Marilynne Robinson’s novel, Housekeeping, about America’s shift from homesteading to rootlessness. In the 1950s, two orphans are cared for by a grandmother who views housekeeping as a sacred act. Her sheets “are like vestments flapping in the wind.” Robinson examines our tenuous hold on place and asks why some of us are natural nesters and others born vagabonds.