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Lila - A Novel

Marilynne Robinson

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Maggie Hoffman

Length:

8h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:21