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Lila

(2014)
(The third book in the Gilead series)
A novel by

 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping. Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.

Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church - the only available shelter from the rain - and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security.

Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves.

Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Home, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
Title: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-349-00858-2 / 978-0-349-00858-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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November 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Lila (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-4104-7400-3 / 978-1-4104-7400-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-84408-880-4 / 978-1-84408-880-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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October 2014 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-4434-1370-4 / 978-1-4434-1370-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Lila: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-374-18761-4 / 978-0-374-18761-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-59413-877-X / 978-1-59413-877-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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October 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-4434-1371-2 / 978-1-4434-1371-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Lila: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-250-07484-3 / 978-1-250-07484-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-84408-882-0 / 978-1-84408-882-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Lila: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-250-09863-7 / 978-1-250-09863-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
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October 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-84408-881-2 / 978-1-84408-881-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-374-94926-3 / 978-0-374-94926-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
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2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-374-94963-8 / 978-0-374-94963-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: NY: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Lila: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-4272-3011-0 / 978-1-4272-3011-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Lila: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Lila: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Lila
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Virago
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October 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Lila: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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