When I Was a Child I Read Books (Paperback)
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Short Description for When I Was a Child I Read Books Since the 1981 publication of Marilynne Robinson's novel, Housekeeping, she has built a sterling reputation not only as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In this new collection she returns to the themes, which have preoccupied her work: the role of faith in modern life, the inadequacy of fact, and the contradictions inherent in human natu
- Published: 29 January 2013
- Format: Paperback 206 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781250024053 ISBN 10: 1250024056
- Sales rank: 29,897
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A "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice A "New York Times" Bestseller A "New York Magazine" Best Book of the Year An "Economist" Best Book of the Year Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of "Gilead " Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as not only a major American novelist but also a rigorous thinker and an incisive essayist. In this lucid but impassioned collection, Robinson expands with renewed vigor the themes that have preoccupied her work. "When I Was a Child I Read Books" tackles the charged political and social climate in this country, the deeply embedded role of generosity in Christian faith, and the nature of individualism and the myth of the American West. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our essential writers.