The Pilgrim

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Nov 1, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages

Charles Wentworth, a heartbroken Puritan, comes to the New World from England in 1622 in search of salvation and a new beginning. Burdened with a lifelong struggle between his desire for faith and his doubts about God's love for him, he leaves the only land he has ever known after the death of his fiancée, in hopes of being freed of the temptations that torment him.

A new masterpiece from National Book Award and Pen/Faulkner Award finalist Hugh Nissenson, The Pilgrim explores the foundation myths of America, a country settled by people intoxicated by the pursuit of God and yearning for redemption and freedom.


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The story of a Puritan struggling against his sinning self to find salvation. He travels from England to New England in 1622 where he battled hunger and Indians as well as himself. Read full review

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Charles Wentworth is a young Puritan struggling to be “regenerated” by God’s presence. Finding this an impossible task in England of the time, he sails with other like-minded ”separatists” for ... Read full review


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Hugh Nissenson is the author of eight books, including the recent illustrated novel The Song of the Earth, which received a number of superb reviews in the New Yorker, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times among others. His previous novel The Tree of Life was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pen-Faulkner Award in 1985. He lives in New York City.

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