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A preview of Marilynne Robinson's new novel, in its way

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It's a valediction from someone who has spent the few years of his adult life launching from the Trojan plains, only to arrive at another temporary island that feels like home just before the next departure, and will never feel like home again.

My Lutheran pastor friend checks in with another installment in his moving "Chicago Diarist" series. Just the promise of a new Marilynne Robinson novel (Home, another angle on the Gilead story) can get a fan reflecting like this. I'm feeling less restless since I started Teilhard de Chardin's The Phenomenon of Man, which is basically theology for Web editors.

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