Point of Contact: "Home" by Marilynne Robinson

Friday, 30 Oct 2009

When Marilynne Robinson came to Philadelphia's Free Library last fall to read from her new novel, Home, she drew a crowd of loyalists. The auditorium wasn't completely packed– she was competing that night with the last of the televised presidential debates. It seemed a fitting juxtaposition, given that Robinson prefers to write about small town America in the 1950s when television was a relatively new invention and people had fewer options for diversions. Her novel Home and its predecessor in 2004, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, are both set in rural ...

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