The Resource Lila, Marilynne Robinson

Lila, Marilynne Robinson

Label
Lila
Title
Lila
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade 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 Christian worldview of her husband that paradoxically judges those she loves
Member of
Summary
Triggering a romance and debate by seeking shelter in a church and becoming a minister's wife, homeless 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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321792
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O3125
LC item number
L55 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Gilead
Series volume
bk. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street children
  • Adult child abuse victims
  • Clergy
  • Spouses of clergy
  • Iowa
  • Clergy
  • Adult child abuse victims
  • Clergy
  • Spouses of clergy
  • Street children
  • Iowa
Target audience
adult
Label
Lila, Marilynne Robinson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863100259
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781250074843
Lccn
2013038776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)863100259
Label
Lila, Marilynne Robinson
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863100259
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781250074843
Lccn
2013038776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)863100259

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