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When I Was A Child I Read Books

When I Was A Child I Read Books

From the author of the magnificent, award-winning novels GILEAD, HOME and LILA comes this wonderful, heart-warming collection of essays about reading.

‘Grace and intelligence …[her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be human’ Barack Obama

Marilynne Robinson is not only a writer of sharp, subtly moving fiction, but also a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In this luminous collection she returns to the themes which have preoccupied her bestselling novels: the place literature has in life, the role of faith in modern living, the contradictions inherent in human nature. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our best-loved writers.
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Genre: Literature & Literary Studies / Prose: Non-fiction

On Sale: 22nd March 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780748129362