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Lila: A Novel by [Marilynne Robinson]
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A masterpiece . . . Lila is a superb creation (Publishers Weekly)

One of the greatest living novelists . . . [Lila is] just as wise, moving and genuine as its predecessors (Harper's Bazaar)

Robinson brings [the story] to pulsating life in prose of great and luminous beauty . . . a book that leaves the reader feeling what can only be called exaltation (Neel Mukherjee Independent)

This superb novel can only add to [Robinson's] already stratospherically high reputation (Daily Mail)

Lila is a really beautiful book: beautiful prose, beautiful story; morally beautiful too. After reading it the world seems more dazzling, fuller of wonder and mystery than it did before, as if you were newly in love. I wish I could persuade everyone who ever buys a book to read this one (Cressida Connolly Spectator)

Deeply moving, almost transformative . . . frank and direct, but occasionally moved to ecstasy by the spirit (Sunday Times)

Tinged with heartbreaking beauty (Scotsman)

Although Lila revisits the characters of Robinson's previous books, Gilead, a Pulitzer prizewinner, and Home, a finalist in the American National Book Awards, and brings a certain completeness to their journeys, the book stands well on its own as a powerful search for the meaning of life as well as a touching and unlikely story of love and, ultimately, hope (The Times)

Robinson is a glorious writer . . . This novel, different in tone from its predecessors, stands beautifully alongside them (Claire Messud Financial Times)

There is no one quite like this American writer, or quite as good as her . . . extraordinarily fluent and pitch perfect prose (Tablet)

Measured and lyrical; the sound of this book is akin at times to the Cormac McCarthy of The Road . . . Robinson writes brilliantly about the way people dance warily around each other, never quite coinciding, stricken with longing and love (Literary Review)

This third novel in the sequence is, in many ways, the most adventurous of all . . . Lila is the work of an exceptional novelist at the peak of her capacity (Rowan Williams New Statesman)

Lila is a deeply affecting exploration of existence, love and the inevitability of loneliness. And although enriched by the two preceding books, it has the strength, beauty and originality to be read, enjoyed and appreciated as a standalone work. Written in beautiful, poetic prose, it's a remarkable achievement (List)

A sumptuous, graceful, and ultimately life-affirming novel (James Kidd Independent on Sunday)

Robinson has made a world so palpable and full that each book can stand alone...Taken together, these books will surely be known as one of the great achievements of contemporary literature (Observer)

Told with measured and absorbing elegance, this account of the growing love and trust between Lila and Reverend Ames is touching and convincing. (Scotland on Sunday)

Searching and full of grace (Daily Telegraph)

Robinson explores eternity, and she does so in a quiet, ruminative style that takes over your heart as well as your head. Once you've fallen under her spell, she's not just mesmerising but indispensable (Maggie Fergusson Intelligent Life (The Economist))

Robinson's writing can light up consciousness, and make even the most passing thoughts feel indelible. Her older sister in American literature is Emily Dickinson (Prospect)

Lila is a deeply affecting exploration of existence and love (List)

The Gilead novels provide insights into a people whose fates are bound to the land they live on. Iowa must be proud to have such a chronicler among them (Sarah Franklin Sunday Express)

As a reader you feel very well looked after by Marilynne Robinson: you are knocked out by the weight of thought, the care, the worry she puts into her work. You find yourself wandering into vast new rooms, as if you're in a fabulous museum you've dreamt up for your own pleasure. There's really no one else writing like this today . . . Lila is just so damnably beautiful (Herald)

Lila has a power beyond words (Stylist)

Mesmerising . . . reminiscent of the great Victorian novelists . . . Robinson's exquisitely wrought prose resonates (Mail on Sunday)

Her questioning books express wonder: they are enlightening, in the best sense, passionately contesting our facile, recycled understanding of ourselves and of our world (Sarah Churchwell Guardian)

Subtle shifts of loyalties, strange moral priorities make [Robinson's] books compellingly powerful (Joan Bakewell New Statesman)

The giant themes and big questions that sit beneath the surface of Lila's incredibly moving story are compelling (Amma Asante Observer)

My novel of the year can only be Lila by the inimitable Marilynne Robinson . . .my favourite living author and this once again demonstrates her remarkable gift for psychological depth (Salley Vickers Observer)

Exquisitely observed, an ultimately optimistic journey through the corrosive power of shame to divide and distort (Naomi Alderman Observer)

Lila by Marilynne Robinson is the heartbreaking conclusion to her Gilead trilogy (Robert McCrum Observer)

Lila was the book of books this year, an amazing achievement (Todd McEwen Sunday Herald)

One of the finest writers in America (The Economist)

About the Author

Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for "her grace and intelligence in writing." She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson's nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : October 7, 2014
  • File Size : 2609 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 274 pages
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 7, 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00J6U7K62
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1250074843
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 1,449 ratings