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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
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Jun 28, 2010

it was amazing
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A beautiful meditation on redemption. A rare modern novel that makes intelligence, compassion, honesty, and decency seem interesting, and virtue worthwhile, and was recommended to me by my beloved daughter, whose taste in books rarely matches mine, but who astutely realized I would like this one.

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message 1: by Charity (new)

Charity I knew you'd like it. I did, however, miss the part where you gave me credit for passing this rare modern novel along to you :J

message 2: by Charity (new)

Charity Ah, TY dad *smiles*. And remember, there's a lot of literature out there that we share a love for. Austen, Shakespeare, C. S. Lewis, LeGuin, Tolkein, Mr. Clemens, Orwell (TBH, I'm surprised you think so highly of him. Cool :]), Adams, J. Myers Myers, the Brontes. Plato. Dante Alighieri. Our tastes run parallel, pretty much, until the second half of the 20th Century (excluding the Modernists, whom we differ on. We both like Woolf, though, don't we? And have you tried Iris Murdoch yet? I can't remember. You'd like her, I think.) It's just the new stuff that I tend to like and you tend not to. Just wanted you to keep that in mind; we're not so different, after all (and I'm glad 'tis a fact :]). And please lend me "Absence of Mind" when you're done with it. I didn't know it was out there till I saw your book list.

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