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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  - nomadreader - LibraryThing

The basics: As Rev. Ames nears the end of his life in the 1950's, he begins a letter to his young son because Ames realizes his son is too young to really know him. Gilead is that letter. My thoughts ... Read full review

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User Review  - ncgraham - LibraryThing

I really wanted to love Gilead. It came to me highly recommended from several people whose tastes I trust. One lady from my church suggested it to me after she read my review of Willa Cather’s A Lost ... 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  - emmsbookshelf - LibraryThing

Very glad I read it but not sure who to recommend this book to. It is a first person narrative of an elderly man, a protestant minister living in the town he grew up in in the Midwest, written in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - bibliophileofalls - LibraryThing

This book was good but fairly tedious for me to read. Although there were many beautiful thoughts and was written so very well, there was just too much of the spiritually philosophy for my taste. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - astrologerjenny - LibraryThing

This is the story of an old preacher with a young wife and child. He has a heart condition, and doesn’t expect to be around much longer, and so he writes an extended letter to his child. He describes ... Read full review

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User Review  - deborahswift - LibraryThing

This has been very highly rated by other people and "Housekeeping" is one of my all time favourite reads - it's jaw-droppingly good. so I had high hopes for "Gilead". The strength of the book is in ... 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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User Review  - Dianekeenoy - LibraryThing

Couldn't finish this in audiobook form. Perhaps I might try again with a written copy. Read full review


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