Conversations at the Pub
Marilynne Robinson, a Pulitzer-prize-winning Iowa author, has written a beautiful trio of short novels about the people of Gilead, Iowa. Christian faith, human relationships, joys and sorrows, are all woven together in her exquisite, spare prose. Join St. Dunstan's friends for a discussion of each story, and what we can learn about our own faith stories through them.
GILEAD - June 23
An intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.
HOME - July 7
A brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as Gilead. Home is a luminous and healing book about families, family secrets, and faith from one of America's most beloved and acclaimed authors.
LILA - July 21
Return to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. 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.