Saturday, April 12, 2014

There's More...

Marilynne Robinson is one of my very favourite authors.  When I first read Housekeeping I was grieved that, at the time, it was her only novel.  Gilead was published in 2004 and I devoured it, but slowly, for it was treasure.  There's another.  I read about Home yesterday.  Soon there'll be another.  Lila will come out in the fall.  This week I sat down with some of her essays, When I Was a Child I Read Books and tried to articulate for myself what it is about her writing that I love so much.  I think it's that I feel elevated by it.  She uses words like precious, reverence and awe.  Her writing is beautiful.  And when I read it, I know that I am beautiful.  And you are too.

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