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Thorndike Press, 2008 - Fiction - 525 pages
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Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, brought us John Ames, a preacher in 1960s Kansas. Home returns to the same time and place, but this time from the point of view of the Reverend Robert Boughton, Ames's closest friend, and two of Boughton's children: ne'er-do-well Jack and his younger sister, Glory. After a crime-filled childhood, Jack returns home to take care of his aging father. His return alarms Ames - but Jack's journey is less about wilful destruction than it is about truth seeking.

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2008, MacMillian Audio, Read by Maggi-Meg Reed Home takes place concurrently and in the same locale as its predecessor, Gilead – but this time we visit the household of the Reverend Robert Broughton ... Read full review

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I found this book hard to get into and hard to rate. It has some brilliant passages, to my mind, and some nebulous ones. Once past a kind of philosophical section near the beginning, the story begins ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Marilynne Robinson's first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Her other novels include Mother Country and Lila. Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award and Home won the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her nonfiction books include When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, and The Death of Adam. She was the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama. She received the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in 2016. She has been named the winner of the Richard C Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award as part of the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She was included on Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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