Author: Marilynne Robinson, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 272, Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN: 9780374709082

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award National Book Award Finalist A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns 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. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Home, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic.

Author: Robert Pirsig, Genre: Philosophy, Total Page: 480, Publisher: Bantam, ISBN: 9780307764218

In this bestselling new book, his first in seventeen years, Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, takes us on a poignant and passionate journey as mysterious and compelling as his first life-changing work. Instead of a motorcycle, a sailboat carries his philosopher-narrator Phaedrus down the Hudson River as winter closes in. Along the way he picks up a most unlikely traveling companion: a woman named Lila who in her desperate sexuality, hostility, and oncoming madness threatens to disrupt his life. In Lila Robert M. Pirsig has crafted a unique work of adventure and ideas that examines the essential issues of the nineties as his previous classic did the seventies.

Author: Jacobo Schifter, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 132, Publisher: Routledge, ISBN: 9781317712190

Lila's House: Male Prostitution in Latin America presents insight into male prostitution in a truly global array of Latin American countries. This study focuses on a very specific sexual culture within the realm of male prostitution: the young men of a lower/middle-class brothel catering to a broad range of clients. You will explore the culture of juvenile prostitution and learn from the immediate intervention program that was implemented. Twenty-five young men between the ages of 13 and 27 were interviewed for this study. They share with you their views on: sexual initiation sexual definition sexual orientation love drug use prostitution family relationships relationships with men and women The young men interviewed for this study are in serious danger of being exposed to the AIDS virus and of becoming addicted, if they are not already, to cocaine, crack, or alcohol. Those conducting the study initiated a campaign to supply condoms and raise the young men's awareness about AIDS and drugs and began an immediate support program. The project resulted in the establishment, in June 1997, of an alternative home for juvenile prostitutes, which offers various opportunities for education and work.

Author: Arlene Kurtis, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 230, Publisher: Xlibris Corporation, ISBN: 9781499060386

“No deception ever lasts, does it, Rabbi?” Lila bowed her head in shame. After fleeing a disastrous marriage, she arrived in the small town of St. George where her hamsa became the key that opened a gate to her Garden of Eden. There she found ideals she could believe in, and the love that she yearned for. But the time would come when her past would overwhelm her present, and then the good luck charm’s magic could no longer protect her.

Author: Lettie Cohen, Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Total Page: 17, Publisher: AuthorHouse, ISBN: 9781481701105

Lila wants a new pet. She goes with her dad to a pet shop to look for a new pet. She is so excited she can't stop thinking about all the animals she will see at the pet shop. Which animal does Lila decide to bring home?

Author: Marilynne Robinson, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 386, Publisher: Large Print Press, ISBN: 1594131244

In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames s life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowa preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition. Reverend Ames tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his best friend s wayward son. Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by one of our finest writers, a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part."

Author: Jill Metcalf, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 324, Publisher: Ace Books, ISBN: 155773951X

Charged with the care of her younger siblings, Lila feels that she has no time for such frivolities as love--that is, until Daniel, a young doctor fleeing a love affair in Boston, enters her life. Original.

Author: Molly Mia Stewart, Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Total Page: 87, Publisher: Sweet Valley, ISBN: 0553482165

Lila Fowler, whose parents are divorcing and whose father is too busy for her, is facing a sad Christmas until she meets Serena, a guardian angel, who understands Lila's problems. Original.

Author: Sarah Alderson, Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Total Page: 320, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9780857071965

17-year-old Lila has two secrets she's prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she's been in love with her brother's best friend, Alex, since forever. After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust - her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they've found them. In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone - there are others out there just like her - people with special powers -and her mother's killer is one of them…

Author: Gabrielle Grimard, Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Total Page: 32, Publisher: Annick Press, ISBN: 1554518571

Lila is bullied because of her dark skin, but the crows have a solution for that! Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But on the first day, a boy points at her and shouts: "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!" The others whisper and laugh, and Lila's heart grows as heavy as a stone. The next day, Lila covers her hair. But this time, the boy points at her dark skin. When she covers her face, he mocks her dark eyes. Now every day at school, Lila hides under her turtleneck, dark glasses, and hat. And every day when she goes home, she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something. Lila ignores the bird and even throws rocks at it, but it won't go away. Meanwhile, the great autumn festival is approaching. While the other kids prepare their costumes, Lila is sadder and lonelier than ever. At her lowest point of despair, a magical encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self.