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Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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 days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Detective and mystery stories, American
Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: A Andrae
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 9780374187613 0374187614 9781250074843 1250074843
OCLC Number: 863100259
Awards: Winner of American National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2015 (UK)
Long-listed for Man Booker Prize 2015 (UK)
Long-listed for Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 (UK)
Long-listed for International Dublin Literary Award 2016 (UK)
Description: 261 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Marilynne Robinson.
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Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story about a girl who lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.  Read more...


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A masterpiece . . . Lila is a superb creation * Publishers Weekly * One of the greatest living novelists . . . [Lila is] just as wise, moving and genuine as its predecessors * Harper's Bazaar * Read more...

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