Lila: a novel

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National Book Award Finalist. A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prizewinning 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 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 life 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. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinsons Pulitzer Prizewinning Gilead and Home, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic.
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9780374187613
9781427230119
9781427259684
9781427259691
9780374709082
9781410474001
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subject_facet Adult child abuse victims -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Clergy -- Fiction, Iowa -- Fiction, Large type books, Psychological fiction, American, Spouses of clergy -- Fiction
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title_full Lila / Marilynne Robinson, Lila Gilead Series, Book 3, Lila [sound recording] : a novel / Marilynne Robinson, Lila [text (large print)] / Marilynne Robinson
title_short Lila
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topic_facet Adult child abuse victims, Audiobooks, Clergy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Psychological fiction, American, Spouses of clergy