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?