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The Resource Lila

Lila

Label
Lila
Title
Lila
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle AwardNational Book Award FinalistA new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and HousekeepingMarilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. 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 life 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. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Home, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic
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
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Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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Cataloging source
BT
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Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Lila
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4e721bdd-40bc-40ac-a95e-bc4839a7b438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780374709082
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lila
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4e721bdd-40bc-40ac-a95e-bc4839a7b438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780374709082
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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