Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Return to Gilead


It has been some time since I read Gilead by Marilyn Robinson. However, I do remember my fascination with Lila, the second wife of minister, John Ames.

While running the usual Wednesday errands today, I heard this interview with Marilyn Robinson on NPR and have moved Lila to the very top of my Wish List.

Thinking about Gilead also brought back very fond memories of a July day when I had the pleasure of meeting an on-line friend, Readerbuzz, in person. After visiting Mrs. Mallard & family and riding the swan boats in the Boston Public Garden, we walked up Boylston Street to the Prudential Center. Our walk was enhanced by a very spirited discussion of Gilead. Bookish memories are the best, aren't they?

1 comment:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Oh my! I saw the new book by Marilynne Robinson here and had to see (1) if you'd purchased it and (2) what you thought of it. Though you haven't yet read and reviewed it, I am happy to see you reminisce about our lovely day at the Boston Public Gardens. I am eager to hear your thoughts about the new book soon.