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Lila

Robinson, Marilynne. Book - 2014 Fiction / Robinson, Marilynne, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Robinson, Marilynne 8 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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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.

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Lila submitted by leighsprauer on July 30, 2015, 9:51am This is the prequel to Robinson's 'Gilead', and tells the story of his wife Lila's life from early childhood until early in their marriage. I absolutely loved 'Gilead' and hoped that this wouldn't disappoint. It didn't. As in ''Gilead' the storytelling is intentionally disjointed - Lila jumps from event to event in her life as she tries to come to terms with both her past and present circumstances. But rather than causing confusion, that style only makes the characters more human and relatable.
Although I think it seemed somewhat rushed and less well-developed toward the end, I still gave it 5 stars because the quality of the rest of it more than makes up for it. I look forward to reading it again.

Do Not Miss submitted by downing on August 30, 2016, 12:12pm This has been one of my favorite books of the year. And it's actually my favorite one in this series as well. The story telling and characters are beautiful

Lila submitted by jaysreddy on July 31, 2018, 8:29pm This book is stunning. I read this after I read Gilead, and loved it even more than I thought I would. It is moving, thought-provoking, and beautiful like everything Robinson writes, and Lila is a particularly magnificent character.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Year Published: 2014
Description: 261 pages ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780374187613

SUBJECTS
Adult child abuse victims -- Fiction.
Clergy -- Fiction.
Spouses of clergy -- Fiction.
Iowa -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction
Psychological fiction.