Marilynne Robinson, Part I

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gilead.jpgGilead (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
The loveliness of life, life itself as a blessing, is the subject of Marilynne Robinson's beautiful book. In this first of a two-part conversation, we discuss her narrator, a preacher, and his troubled relations with the world and the people around him. (Part II)

Read an excerpt from Gilead.