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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015 Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and widower, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a ...

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Lorna B

Nov 17, 2014

Wonderful book in the Gilead trilogy

A very moving and gripping novel that brings to life a place and time. Between them Gilead, Home and Lila cover overlapping events and show the place and the people from different points of view. Lila shows us harrowing poverty and deprivation but also the strength of friendship and love.

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