13 Nov 2015

Book review - Givenness of Things

From Nine To Noon, 10:40 am on 13 November 2015

Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson. Published by Little,Brown, hardback, RRP$50.00. Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd. Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her trilogy of novels - Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, Orange-Prize winning Home, and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Lila -and in her moving essay collection When I Was a Child I Read Books. Now, in The Givenness of Things, she brings a profound sense of awe and an incisive mind to the essential questions of contemporary life and faith. Through fourteen essays of remarkable depth and insight, Robinson explores the dilemmas of our modern predicament.