Who Occupies This House: A Novel

Who Occupies This House: A Novel

by Kathleen Hill

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ISBN-13: 9780810152250
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kathleen Hill teaches in the M.F.A. Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her novel Still Waters in Niger (Northwestern, 1999) was named a Notable Book by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune, and the French translation was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger. It was also nominated for an IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize XXV, and The Pushcart Book of Short Stories.

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Who Occupies This House 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Lynn-ABQ More than 1 year ago
"Because it's only the people we love best who escape our easier inventions, whose inner lives compete with our own." This line exemplifies the insightful quality of "Who Occupies This House" by Kathleen Hill, a novel of family legacy and loss. I much enjoyed how the narrator excavated family history, providing intimate glimpses of conflict and connection among the interlocking generations of women in this Irish-American family. Those who primarily read nonfiction rather than novels will also appreciate this book. At times I found the narrator's method of interrogating her own story distancing, especially at the beginning, but others may find this rhetorical dimension uniquely stimulating and satisfying. The language is both lyrical and probing. "Who Occupies This House" is a novel to savor.
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Mary_Ellen_Capek More than 1 year ago
Kathleen Hill's latest novel stays with you months after reading... She weaves stories of generations, Irish immigrants who make their way in America. In elegant, nuanced prose, Hill tells one family's history, narrated through shadows, a family very much of its times, sustained by an abiding love that spans tragedy and joy, haunting and memorable.