Marilynne Robinson


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

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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.

Average rating: 3.88 · 173,083 ratings · 23,694 reviews · 48 distinct worksSimilar authors
Gilead (Gilead, #1)

3.85 avg rating — 77,431 ratings — published 2004 — 87 editions
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Housekeeping

3.82 avg rating — 40,538 ratings — published 1980 — 71 editions
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Lila

3.92 avg rating — 26,439 ratings — published 2014 — 54 editions
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Home

4.01 avg rating — 20,070 ratings — published 2008 — 56 editions
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When I Was a Child I Read B...

3.89 avg rating — 2,333 ratings — published 2012 — 24 editions
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The Death of Adam: Essays o...

4.12 avg rating — 1,110 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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The Givenness of Things: Es...

3.96 avg rating — 1,116 ratings — published 2015 — 24 editions
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Absence of Mind: The Dispel...

3.82 avg rating — 836 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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What Are We Doing Here?

3.78 avg rating — 622 ratings — published 2018 — 21 editions
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Mother Country: Britain, th...

3.87 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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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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