Marilynne Robinson
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Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the bestselling novels "Lila," "Home" (winner of the Orange Prize), "Gilead" (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and "Housekeeping" (winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award).

She has also written four books of nonfiction, "When I Was a Child I Read Books," "Absence of Mind," "Mother Country" and "The Death of Adam." She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

She has been given honorary degrees from Brown University, the University of the South, Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Amherst, Skidmore, and Oxford University. She was also elected a fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University.

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    • Gilead

    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,228

    In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect reading

    • By Aging Boomer on 10-05-08

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Housekeeping

    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Becket Royce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 451

    A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • errancy, abandonment, and madness

    • By Emily on 07-19-11

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Lila: A Novel

    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Maggie Hoffman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 855
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 741
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 738

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life is what it is....

    • By Stevon on 02-06-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Home

    • A Novel
    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    Glory Boughton, aged 38, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish that I had read this one

    • By S. Elder on 10-02-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • What Are We Doing Here?

    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    What Are We Doing Here? is a call for Americans to continue the tradition of those great thinkers and to remake American political and cultural life as "deeply impressed by obligation [and as] a great theater of heroic generosity"....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unpersuasive and a bit repetitive

    • By Adam Shields on 03-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Givenness of Things

    • Essays
    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency. As a culture we have become less interested in the exploration of the glorious mind....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly thoughts on religious things

    • By Adam Shields on 01-26-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • When I Was a Child I Read Books

    • Essays
    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Marilynne Robinson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    In When I Was a Child I Read Books, Marilynne Robinson returns to and expands upon the themes that have preoccupied her work with renewed vigor....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great material, hard to process

    • By Jeff Hopper on 08-24-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Gilead

    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Otto Mellies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Auf dem Sterbebett schreibt John Ames einen Brief an seinen siebenjährigen Sohn. Dem Kind will er alles erklären...

    Regular price: $17.86

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