Search Results: "Marilynne Robinson"


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LILA by Marilynne Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Fans of Robinson will wish the book were longer—and will surely look forward to the next."
More balm in Gilead as Robinson (When I Was a Child I Read Books, 2012, etc.) returns to familiar ground to continue the saga ofJohn Amesand his neighbors. Read full book review >

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GILEAD by Marilynne Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Robinson has composed, with its cascading perfections of symbols, a novel as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering."
The wait since 1981 and Housekeeping is over. Robinson returns with a second novel that, however quiet in tone and however delicate of step, will do no less than tell the story of America—and break your heart. Read full book review >

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HOUSEKEEPING by Marilynne Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 1980

"A convoluted novel, obsessively striated with repetitive images of fluidity—flooding waters, blinking trains, the play of light and darkness, wisps of overheard tales—but if the poetry is over-stressed, the bottom-line talent in this highly promising debut is unmistakable."
Robinson's brooding first novel is perhaps fatally weighed down with excess myth-and-symbol pretensions, but it's often exhilaratingly imaginative—as narrator Ruth becomes a kind of spectral presence in the tale of her own childhood and early adolescence in a remote, flood-prone lakeside village in Idaho. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF ADAM by Marilynne Robinson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"This is a book written in hope."
The author of Housekeeping (1980) and Mother Country (1989) challenges the accepted views of Calvin, Darwin, and others to invigorate intellectual discourse and, by extension, change our days and minds. Read full book review >

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HOME by Marilynne Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Comes astonishingly close to matching its amazing predecessor in beauty and power."
A companion volume to Robinson's luminous, Pulitzer-winning novel Gilead (2004). Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS by Marilynne Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Articulate and learned descriptions and defenses of the author's Christian faith."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns with a collection of essays that are variously literary, political and religious. Read full book review >

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THE GIVENNESS OF THINGS by Marilynne Robinson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Deeply thoughtful essays on troubling and divisive cultural—and spiritual—issues."
A sober, passionate defense of Christian faith. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Good, goofy fun. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
While heading by train to Whiska City to chase her dream of becoming a detective, Jenny the donkey meets a menagerie of new friends who will make perfect partners in her new venture. Read full book review >

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STARMIND by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

Third in the trilogy (Starseed, 1991, etc.) about the Stardancers, human-alien symbiotes who are able to live unprotected in space, and who can share a mingled consciousness as and when they wish. Read full book review >

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PARANORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A dramatic tale—or the first part of one, anyway—heavily steeped in tribal lore. (Paranormal suspense. 11-13)"
The young Cherokee seer struck by lightning in Abnormal (2014) acquires more extrasensory powers after a near-death experience in this partial sequel. Read full book review >

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BROKEN PROMISES by Anitha Robinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2017

"A middle volume only thinly held together by overdone alien tropes. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
Kalli loses faith in Ellis and fights to free the girls housing the embryos of his dying alien species. Read full book review >