Marilynne Robinson's 'When I Was a Child I Read Books' Reviewed

March 19, 2012

In this National Post book review, Philip Marchand looks at the collected essays in Marilynne Robinson's When I Was a Child I Read Books, describing the scholarly and subtle examination of various beliefs and systems that Robinson undertakes in each essay.   

"In this collection, When I Was a Child I Read Books, she undertakes an explicit defence of her religion — in the process eviscerating much contemporary nonsense with a sharpness that is a joy to behold." 

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