Interviewer: I was hoping we could make a joke together.
Marilynne Robinson: Okay, let’s make a joke.
I: I’ll give you the intro. Jesus, Calvin and Buddha walk into a bar….
MR: Calvin says, ‘How disappointing, this is a juice bar.’ Buddha says, ‘What’s wrong with a juice bar?’ Then Jesus says, ‘Just order water. I’ll take care of it.’