I would certainly recommend this, and especially would recommend for it to be read twice to get the full scope of what Winton is trying to accomplish with this novel.
Also, if you're interested a three-part TV adaptation has been made.It is the story of two vastly different families that come to live together under one roof - that being the house on Cloudstreet. The Lambs are a hard-working, Christian family that tragedy has struck. The charismatic, lovable son, Fish, nearly drowns and as a result becomes disabled. The Pickles are a family that has a strong belief in luck or the 'shifty shadow of God.' The father Sam is a gambler, and the mother Dolly an alcoholic. The characters feel a sense of resentment coming from the house throughout the novel. But when the family unite, this resentment eases.