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Marilynne Robinson

  • Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2004
  • Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead , Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize?winning novel. Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale, this time in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton, Ames's closest friend. Glory Boughton, aged thirty-eight,...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2008
  • At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in sixty was dying from leukemia in the village closest to the plant. The central question of this eloquently...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2011
  • The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004 Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping , Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2004
  • Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In When I Was a Child I Read Books she returns to and expands upon the themes which have preoccupied her work with renewed vigor. In "Austerity as Ideology," she...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2012
  • In this award-winning collection, the bestselling author of Gilead offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion, and society. Whether rescuing "Calvinism" and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive "puritan" stereotype, or considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by Midwestern abolitionists, or the divide between the Bible...

    Publisher : Picador
    published : 2014
  • 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...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we have become less interested in the exploration of the glorious mind, and more interested in creating and mastering technologies that will yield material well-being. But while cultural pessimism is always fashionable, there is still much to give us hope. In The Givenness...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2015
  • One of the most acclaimed and original story collections of the last decade, Peter Orner's first book explores the brief but far-reaching occasions that haunt us. The discovery of a murdered man in a bathrobe by the side of a road, the destruction of a town's historic City Hall building, and the recollection of a cruel wartime decision are equally...

    Publisher : Little, Brown and Company
    published : 2013
  • ?To be up all night in the darkness of your youth but to be ready for the day to come?that was what going to Brown felt like.? ?Jeffrey Eugenides In celebration of Brown University?s 250th anniversary, fifty remarkable, prizewinning writers and artists who went to Brown provide unique stories?many published for the first time?about their adventures...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2014
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