Sunday, November 16, 2014

Marilynne Robinson, Lila (signed first edition)

On November 19th, the winner of the 2014 National Book Award will be announced, and I suspect Marilynne Robinson's Lila will take the prize. She's an exceptional writer and in my opinion should be far more decorated. I've not read Lila yet but have heard rave reviews (just got my copy this week). The book completes a loose trilogy of novels set in the fictional town of Gilead, Ohio, and if 2005's Pulitzer-winning Gilead and Home are any indication, Lila's sure to be an outstanding novel.

Signed first editions are still circulating of Lila at their list price and there'll be a modest spike in cost if she wins. Get one while they're still under $30! While the print run for Lila is probably quite large, it's hard to think of Housekeeping, Robinson's 1980 novel, which is now about $500-$1000 for a signed first.

Currently reading:
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

Currently listening to:
Lust for Youth, "International"

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