‘Lila’ by Marilynne Robinson

Virago Press; $29.99

About the author Gretchen Shirm

Gretchen Shirm is a Sydney writer and critic. Her first book was Having Cried Wolf.

 

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Image of former Australia Post chief executive Christine Holgate speaking before a Senate inquiry today. Image via ABC News

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