Life in the West

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Sun March 11, 2012

Marilynne Robinson takes on misconceptions of the American West

Farar, Straus and Giroux

Originally published on Sun March 11, 2012 3:22 am

In her new collection of essays, novelist Marilynne Robinson writes: "I find that the hardest work in the world — it may in fact be impossible — is to persuade Easterners that growing up in the West is not intellectually crippling."

Robinson grew up in Idaho and has lived in Massachusetts for 20 years. In her essay collection When I Was a Child I Read Books, Robinson takes on misconceptions of the American West, the generosity of Christian faith, and the state of the global economy.

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