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Marilynne Robinson


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Marilynne Robinson is the author of the bestselling novels Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), Housekeeping, and two books of nonfiction, Mother Country and The Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Series
Gilead
   1. Gilead (2004)
   2. Home (2008)
   3. Lila (2014)
   4. Jack (2020)
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Novels
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Aerialists (2018)
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"Mayer's stories are singular, as intimate as dreaming."
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Foregone (2021)
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"Foregone is a subtle meditation on a life composed of half-forgotten impulses and their endless consequences, misapprehensions of others that are accepted and exploited almost passively, a minor heroism that is only enhanced by demurral. In the rages of a sick old man profound questions arise--what is a life? A self? And what is lost when truth destroys the fabrications that sustain other lives?"

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