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The balm in Gilead


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I’ll stop in from the break to post this one thing, which I have just realized I should have posted on Christmas Eve. A few days before Christmas I finished Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson, and found it the most incandescent book, to steal a word from the last page. One of the things that is

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Forgetting that we had lived


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I’ve already said that my google reader is a little out of control, with bits and pieces here and there. And despite all the rules of blogging floating about, amongst the blogs I enjoy most are those that post sporadically, on unexpected things, so I am pleased to leave them sitting there and wait. And

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Literary Calvinism in Marilynne Robinson


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I have previously mentioned reading Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson on this blog, and how much I enjoyed it. I haven’t yet read her latest award-winning books Gilead and Home, but they are on my highly anticipated list! So, the other day when I stumbled across this article on the Literary Calvinism of Marilynne Robinson (H/T

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On housekeeping and loneliness


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I mentioned a few posts back that I read the first few pages of Housekeeping by Marilynne Rosbinson and then fell asleep. The truth is, there is little difference between sleeping and reading Housekeeping – so removed and dreamlike and ghostly is the tale it tells and the telling of the tale. It’s a book

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