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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.

Works Cited

Excerpts from HOUSEKEEPING by Marilynne Robinson. Copyright © 1980 by Marilynne Robinson. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. CAUTION: Users are warned that this work is protected under copyright laws and downloading is strictly prohibited. The right to reproduce or transfer the work via any medium must be secured with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.

Smalley, Eugene V. History of the Northern Pacific Railroad. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1883.

Flynn, Sarah, Thomas King, and Adam O'Connor Rodriguez. "A Conversation with Marilynne Robinson, April 24, 2006." Willow Springs 58: Fall 2006. Website.


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