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by Marilynne Robinson

I have spent my life watching, not to see beyond the world, merely to see, great mystery, what is plainly before my eyes.

Marilynne Robinson (Copyright Nancy Crampton)

Excerpts from HOUSEKEEPING by Marilynne Robinson. Copyright © 1980 by Marilynne Robinson. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Unabridged audio of HOUSEKEEPING by Marilynne Robinson is produced and available from Audio Renaissance.

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Excerpts from the following classical recordings used courtesy of Naxos USA:

J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, Sarabande and Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, Sarabande, both performed by Alexander Rudin and featured on Bach's Complete Cello Suites (2002).

Bela Bartók - Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117 (Tempo Di Ciaccona and Melodia), performed by György Pauk and Kazuki Sawa and featured on Bartók: Works for Violin (1995).

Excerpts from "Long Way Home" and "Goodnight, Irene" performed by Tom Waits and featured on the album Orphans (2006) used courtesy of ANTI-, a division of Epitaph Records. "Long Way Home" written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, published by Jalma Music (ASCAP). "Goodnight Irene" written by Huddie Ledbetter and John Lomax, published by The Richmond Organization (BMI).

Excerpts from "Poor Boy, Minor Key" written by Howe Gelb and M. Ward, performed by M. Ward, featured on the album Transfiguration of Vincent (2003); "Paul's Song" written and performed by M. Ward, featured on the album Transistor Radio (2005), used courtesy of Merge Records. Both songs administered by Bug Music (BMI).

Excerpt from "The Water" written and performed by Feist and featured on the album The Reminder (2007), used courtesy of Universal Music Group, published by Universal Music Publishing Group (SOCAN).

Excerpt from "Save Me" written and performed by Aimee Mann and featured on the soundtrack of the film Magnolia (1999), used courtesy of SuperEgo Records.

Sound effects by Casey Langfelder and Frank Rinella at Skywalker Sound.

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