Marilynne Robinson





Marilynne Robinson

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born
in Sandpoint, Idaho, The United States
November 26, 1943

gender
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Her 1980 novel, Housekeeping, won a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for best first novel and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Her second novel, Gilead, was acclaimed by critics and received the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the 2005 Ambassador Book Award.

Her third novel, Home, was published in 2008 and was nominated for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; it won the Orange Prize.

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Average rating: 3.84 · 90,054 ratings · 13,405 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Gilead
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 42,450 ratings — published 2004 — 14 editions
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Housekeeping
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 22,477 ratings — published 1981 — 41 editions
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Home (Gilead, #2)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 11,426 ratings — published 2008 — 33 editions
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Lila (Gilead, #3)
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 9,905 ratings — published 2014 — 21 editions
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When I Was a Child I Read B...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,334 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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The Death of Adam: Essays o...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 720 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Absence of Mind: The Dispel...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 545 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Mother Country: Britain, th...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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Housekeeping, Mother Country
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1990
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Puritans And Prigs
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1999
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October 2014, Marilynne Robinson
"The Pulitzer winner returns to the small town of Gilead to examine the human condition and the deprived childhood of a minister's wife in her latest novel, Lila." ...More

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“There's so much to be grateful for, words are poor things.”
Marilynne Robinson, Home

“This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

“Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

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