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"I'm diving into Lila, by Marilynne Robinson, which is the third novel in the trilogy that began with Gilead and Home. In Home, Glory, the dutiful daughter and sister who stays at home to take care of her elderly father, has so much roiling beneath her surface—resentment, gratitude, pride, heart-broken-ness—that she made me see certain women in a completely new way. I can't wait to see what Robinson does with the character of Lila, the mysterious young wife who appears in both earlier novels. This is a writer so powerfully luminous and direct, her stories transcend their terrain of church and small town."
— Rene Steinke, author of Friendswood