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[Book Quote Tuesday] A Woman’s Housekeeping

"Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson.

Myra here.

It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson was probably one of the very first literary novels that I read when I was in my early 20s, and working as a junior psychology lecturer (while doing multiple research studies on the side) in the university where I got my Bachelor’s degree and PhD.

It was one of the book club picks of my fellow junior faculty across a variety of disciplines – from History to Linguistics, Philosophy to Geography, Psychology to Political Science. We would meet regularly to discuss books, watch and parse art films, talk about poetry. I recall falling in love with Robinson’s quiet voice. I hope to return to this book one day.

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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