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Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as not only a major American novelist but also a rigorous thinker and an incisive essayist. In this lucid but impassioned collection, Robinson expands with renewed vigor the themes that have preoccupied her work. Here she tackles the charged political and social climate in this country, the deeply embedded role of generosity in CHristian faith, and the nature of individualism and the myth of the American West. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our essential writers.

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"Robinson is that rare essayist whose sentences make you sit up and pay attention...The greatest pleasures of this book are its provocations, which are inseparable from its prose...Her essays are psalms to an indivisible America." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Illuminating...The best companion of all to Robinson's novels might be her own essays." -- The New York Times Book Review


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