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WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS: Essays

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns with a collection of essays that are variously literary, political and religious.Robinson (Iowa Writers' Workshop; Home, 2008, etc.) begins with some quotations from Whitman about democracy, then blasts the contentious, mean-spirited political climate. Although she discusses writers, her reading and her life, one subject colors her pages with passion ... Read full review

Review: When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Harvey Freedenberg

Whenever I despair about the quality of our public discourse, I remind myself that ours remains a society inhabited by people like Pulitzer Prizewinning novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson (GILEAD, HOME). Generous, humane and occasionally witty, her point of view is an antidote to the partisan screeds that pass for political argument today, and her new essay collection is a bracing display of ... Read full review

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Review: When I Was a Child I Read Books

User Review  - Melinda - Goodreads

I ended up really enjoying the essays in this book, especially the name-sake essay of the book. "I went to college in New England and I have lived in Massachusetts for twenty years, and I find that ... Read full review

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