Tag: Marilynne Robinson

Book Review: Gilead

I don’t know what to say about this book. It is unlike anything I’ve read so there’s nothing that I can use for comparison. Just as it was in Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson’s writing is seamless. I initially thought I’d breeze through Gilead because it’s a short book. That’s not what happened because its content is quite dense and it’s not the sort of… Read more →

Book review: Housekeeping

I’m tempted to call Marilynne Robinson a favorite writer of mine, but this is the only work of hers that I’ve read so I’d be saying it prematurely. (I have Gilead, Home, and Lila waiting for me, so perhaps I can qualify the statement here soon.) Housekeeping is told from the point of view of Ruthie, an adolescent girl whose… Read more →

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