Saturday, June 11, 2005

Meeting Marilynne Robinson

Today I met Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead, following her reading at Borders. (The Christian Century reviews her book in its May 17, 2005 issue. Here's a glimpse: "Without lapsing into sentimentality, [Robinson] conveys a pastor's peculiar way of construing the world, revealing throughout the novel some of the reasons those who are called to this vocation can feel strangely blessed by it.") Robinson has a dry wit and creatively fielded the few really weird questions from the audience, such as "Are you content?" In the novel, her stories of unique circumstances of baptism and communion stand out as grace-filled moments that I'm still thinking about. I recommend this book for your summer reading pleasure.


Blogger Susie said...

Thats so cool. I think I want to take advantage of more events like that. I almost blew off a class this spring to go meet Rachel Ray (food TV person) at Borders downtown, but it turned out I had to do a presentation that day. Ah well.

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