The Resource Lila, Marilynne Robinson

Lila, Marilynne Robinson

Label
Lila
Title
Lila
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister's wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O3125
LC item number
L55 2014
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Lila, Marilynne Robinson
Label
Lila, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Paperback -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 and widower, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering 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 of itinerant work. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a lucky knife to protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Orange Prize-winning Home, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence
  • 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 and widower, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering 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 of itinerant work. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a lucky knife to protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves
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ocn863100259
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374187613
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013038776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Kotui multi-version record.
  • Man Booker Prize 2015 - Longlist
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2402663
  • (OCoLC)863100259

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