The Resource Lila, Marilynne Robinson

Lila, Marilynne Robinson

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Lila
Title
Lila
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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 and widower, 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 Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood of itinerant work. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a lucky knife to protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonise the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Orange Prize-winning Home, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence
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Robinson, Marilynne
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Clergy
  • Adult child abuse victims
  • Spouses of clergy
  • Iowa
Label
Lila, Marilynne Robinson
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053522471
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781844088812
Label
Lila, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053522471
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781844088812

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