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User Review  - ReluctantTechie - LibraryThing

A difficult book to read- an old preacher's life review. He discusses theology is a very deep manner which is at times, hard to follow. I do think there is some wisdom in there, but it is hard to ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookishtexpat - LibraryThing

This was the kind of quiet book I have a love-hate relationship with. I enjoyed reading about the Ames family and their life in Iowa, with the tensions and obstacles that come with daily life. I did ... Read full review

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User Review  - jimrgill - LibraryThing

In this peculiar little book—a unique blend of narrative and theological philosophizing—John Ames tells his young son the story of his life as he attempts to impart to him the limited wisdom he has ... Read full review

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User Review  - morningwalker - LibraryThing

I once again tried a Marilynne Robinson book because of all the high praise but found it to just be so so. I am going to try one more and then I will decide if I'm done with her. Read full review

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User Review  - debs4jc - LibraryThing

In a long rambling letter, an elderly minister who married late in life and knows he will pass way soon tells his young son the story of his life. He does not do so in a very orderly manner, so it can ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Winner Pulitzer Prize for fiction John Ames writes his memoir for his very young son, detailing his life and that of his father and grandfather (all ministers). His recollections are interrupted when ... Read full review

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User Review  - jerry-book - LibraryThing

As an Iowan I had no idea Gilead (Tabor Iowa) was a stop on the Underground Railroad and connected to John Brown. That fact by itself made the book fascinating. I am not sure that having a book occur entirely in one character's mind is my cup of tea. However, it was interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - joyceclark - LibraryThing

Too sleepy for me. I prefer a book with more of a plot. Maybe some day when I'm snowed in, I'll try it again, but I found that I kept leaving Gilead on my bedside table...starting another book...just ... Read full review

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User Review  - ibkennedy - LibraryThing

A little tedious at times but many wonderful passages. Read full review

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User Review  - crazeedi73 - LibraryThing

I don't know what I think about this book. Parts of it were incredibly well written , then it just kind of lost me. Worth reading I think Read full review


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