Marilynne Robinson


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

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Marilynne Summers Robinson (born November 26, 1943) is an American novelist and essayist. Across her writing career, Robinson has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005, National Humanities Medal in 2012, and the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. In 2016, Robinson was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people.[2] Robinson began teaching at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1991[3] and retired in the spring of 2016.[4]

Robinson is best known for her novels Housekeeping (1980) and Gilead (2004). Her novels are noted for their thematic depiction of both rural life and faith.[5] The subjects of her essays have spanned numerous topics, including the relationship between religio
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Gilead

3.84 avg rating — 92,220 ratings — published 2004 — 95 editions
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Housekeeping

3.80 avg rating — 47,505 ratings — published 1980 — 79 editions
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Lila

3.94 avg rating — 28,723 ratings — published 2014 — 59 editions
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Home

4.03 avg rating — 22,550 ratings — published 2008 — 65 editions
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Jack

3.92 avg rating — 4,864 ratings — published 2020 — 24 editions
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When I Was a Child I Read B...

3.89 avg rating — 2,460 ratings — published 2012 — 24 editions
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The Death of Adam: Essays o...

4.11 avg rating — 1,161 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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The Givenness of Things: Es...

3.97 avg rating — 1,203 ratings — published 2015 — 26 editions
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Absence of Mind: The Dispel...

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What Are We Doing Here?

3.78 avg rating — 724 ratings — published 2018 — 22 editions
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“There's so much to be grateful for, words are poor things.”
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“This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.”
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“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.”
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