By: Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (March 13, 2012)
I am not sure what to say about this book. It is written by a well-published writer and is titled: When I Was a Child I Read Books. So, I don’t know. I thought it was going to be a book about books. Maybe something similar to Larry McMurtry’s incredibly interesting work titled: Books: A Memoir. Instead, this book meanders, with little distinct conclusion, between religion, politics, education, and economics. Or, maybe I should have read the back cover and inside flap more carefully.
Two of my favorite quotes:
Say that we are a puff of warm breath in a very cold universe. By this kind of reckoning we are either immeasurably insignificant or we are incalculably precious and interesting.