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Robinson, Marilynne. LILA. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 261 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's fourth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Marilynne Robinson's "Lila". The third novel in what is now (informally) a trilogy that began with "Gilead" (2004) and continued with "Home" (2008). The three novels are self-contained yet interrelated, and have a powerful, cumulative effect as Robinson deftly and movingly presents and re-presents the same, hymnal narratives and characters from different points-of-view. Lila, the young, rebellious, and ultimately tragic bride of the Reverend Robert Boughton is "a character who seems so real it's hard to remember that she exists only in the pages of this book. No writers can see life whole. There's too much of it, too many sides, to be comprehended by a single vision. But some books give us a sense of such wholeness, and they are precious for it. 'Lila' is such a book" (Chicago Tribune). An absolute "must-have" title for Marilynne Robinson collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Marilynne Robinson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event during which her signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1981 for "Housekeeping". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2004 and the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for "Gilead". "Housekeeping" was selected by The New York Times panel of writers, critics, and editors as one of the Top 20 works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the greatest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARILYNNE ROBINSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374187614. $70.00

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