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from Telegraph.co.uk

Lila by Marilynne Robinson, review: 'quiet epiphanies'

from the Guardian

Marilynne Robinson’s Lila – a great achievement in US fiction

from NYTimes.com

The Revelations of Marilynne Robinson

In her fourth novel, “Lila,” the author returns to the mythical town of Gilead — and her exploration of the sacredness in things.

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This is the first part of a conversation between a thoughtful President Obama as we rarely see him, happy and ungrumpy, full of admiration and questions about art and faith, with one of the great treasures of American literary life, Marilynne Robinson, whose trilogy about America, faith and love — “Gilead,” “Home” and “Lila” — will last a very long time. — Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief

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I have Marilynne Robinson's new collection on hold at the library; this interview, from a while back, is just so lovely.

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from NYTimes.com

The Revelations of Marilynne Robinson

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from The New Yorker

The First Church of Marilynne Robinson

Excellent New Yorker article on one of my favorite fiction writers, Pulitzer Prize-winning Marilynne Robinson who's only written 3 books in 3 decades.

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Marilynne Robinson, age three, and her brother, age five, in Spirit Lake, Idaho, 1946. “My brother told me I was going to be a poet ... There we were in this tiny town in Idaho, and he was like Alexander dividing up the world: I’ll be the painter, you’ll be the poet.”

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