When I Was a Child I Read Books
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When I Was a Child I Read Books

By (author) Marilynne Robinson

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Of Marilynne Robinson, Michael Arditti said that there is 'no contemporary novelist whose work I would rather read' However she is not only a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, but also a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In this luminous new collection she returns to the themes which have preoccupied her bestselling novels: the place literature has in life, the role of faith in modern living, the contradictions inherent in human nature. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our best-loved writers.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 20mm | 180g
  • 06 Jun 2013
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 1844087727
  • 9781844087723
  • 58,439

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Marilynne Robinson was born in 1947. Her first novel, Housekeeping (1981) received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel as well as being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Gilead also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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