What greater gift can a writer give a reader than another book? I don’t know that I’ve ever been so affected by a work of fiction. You know that feeling when you don’t want to turn the last page of a book you love. You can imagine my happiness, then, when I turned the last page of Gilead, Robinson’s exquisite book to discover her latest work involves the same characters in the same town, told from a different perspective.
A. O. Scott wrote a fantastic article about Marilynbe Robinson’s latest novel Home for the New York Times which was included on the publication’s list of the top 100 books of the year. The article discusses both novels’ themes and increases my appetite to read her work.