Lila

Lila

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

National Book Award Finalist

A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping

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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (11 reviews)


It is a very fine book about a woman trying to find her place in the world, whether belonging to a community, being a wife and mother and embracing religion is what she wants or what she needs and her internal struggle to find the solution is not easy.

Lila might not quite match Gilead or Housekeeping, but it’s a gentle, peaceful read nonetheless.

The book is, like Robinson’s other books, a little jewel. Her finely crafted text sometimes takes on a poetic feel and she is a master of those moving denouements that bring a tear to the eyes.


Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014 winner


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