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When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
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Apr 19, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: catholicism
Read from April 07 to 19, 2012

I marked this in my "Catholicism" category, even though it is written from a "Protestant" viewpoint. As this was my first Marilynne Robinson book, I was a bit overwhelmed by the complexity of the language and the extreme thoughts required of my brain.

That being said, I truly enjoyed her essays - some of which I understood and some of which I will need to return to later. As it was, I only made it through half of the essays before it needed to go back to the library. This is definitely a "read after the kids go to bed" kind of book. She will push your limits of vocabulary and ask you to think about the current state of America, it's people, Christianity, and science. And she will ask you to consider all of these states of mind - at the same time. She reminds me a bit of Wendell Berry.

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