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: 3.81 · 59,798 ratings · 9,119 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
Gilead
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 31,340 ratings — published 2004 — 41 editions
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Housekeeping
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 17,312 ratings — published 1980 — 33 editions
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Home
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 8,321 ratings — published 2008 — 29 editions
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When I Was a Child I Read B...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 914 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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The Death of Adam: Essays o...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 553 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Absence of Mind: The Dispel...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Mother Country: Britain, th...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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Housekeeping, Mother Country
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1990
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Puritans And Prigs
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1999
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Connie Bronson
2.8 of 5 stars 2.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1986
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“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

“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing -- the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

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