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Marilynne Robinson 

Wednesday, Oct 15 2008
The twenty-three years between Marilynne Robinson's first novel, Housekeeping, and her second, 2004's Gilead, seemed an eternity to fans of her fiction. But the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer has never kept a fashionable pace; she prefers the more sedate rhythms of spiritual and intellectual introspection. Gilead grew out of her interest in Protestant theology, abolitionism, and the mid-century Mid West -- and, remarkably enough, was compulsively readable. Her new novel, Home, continues some of the themes and characters of Gilead, following the Reverend Robert Boughton, his dutiful daughter, and his rebellious son. Whereas the story of Gilead was, as its title implies, a journey of absolution, Home deals with the inability to forgive. Tonight, Robinson discusses Home, her nonfiction, and other topics in a City Arts and Lectures conversation with Steve Winn.
Mon., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., 2008

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