Marilynne Robinson’s story about a fearful, awestruck girl living on the fringes of society revisits the characters and setting of Gilead and Home.

Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll. Together they craft a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonise the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship, and to forget the shame of her past, until an unlikely attachment changes everything.

The Man Booker Prize 2015
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Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson

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As well as innumerable literary awards, Marilynne Robinson can bask in presidential approbation too: ‘Your writings have fundamentally changed me’, President Obama told her.
He went on to add, ‘I think for the better. . . I really do believe that.’
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