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Lila

Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: New York : Picador, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 9781250784032 1250784034
OCLC Number: 1237119286
Notes: "Picador paperback reissue, 2020."
First published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award 2014, Fiction
Description: 261 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Marilynne Robinson.

Abstract:

"Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Home, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic."--Provided by publisher.

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