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A Prairie Pentecost

FEBRUARY 2006: ESSAY "Here on the prairie there is nothing to distract attention from the evening and the morning, nothing on the horizon to abbreviate or to delay. ...To me it seems rather Christlike to be as unadorned as this place is." I lift my eyes from Marilynne Robinson's Gilead (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004) to gaze at the landscape outside my car window. The wind hums noisily over the roof as my parents and I drive across Midwestern plains…
Leslie Harkema
February 15, 2006