Kimberly’s November Recommendation

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Kimberly says :

“There are very few literary works of fiction that cover such theological territory as the nature of existence, prayer, eternity, and Christian faith.  It is a wonderful testament to the Pulitzer prize-winning Robinson that after reading this novel, I decided to re-read the Book of Ezekiel.  This is her third book set in the small town of Gilead, Iowa concerning the Reverend John Ames, his family and neighbors. His wife Lila is the focus and heart of the book.  Her astonishingly difficult early life and her attempts to reconcile her experiences to her new world once married to Reverend Ames are told in beautiful Midwestern images and extended theological conversations alongside of Lila’s simple uneducated voice. I found it both thought-provoking and moving.”

Similar Reads

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Little Wolves by Thomas James Maltman

Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout

 

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