Gilead: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Nov 15, 2004 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the words of Kirkus, it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering." GILEAD tells the story of America and will break your heart.


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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  - sirk.bronstad - LibraryThing

Very well-written, very rich and subtle and complex; not Christian fiction but not for those who immediately start gnashing their teeth about American Christianity. Read full review

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Marilynne Robinson is the author of the modern classic Housekeeping (FSG, 1981)--winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award--and two books of nonfiction, Mother Country (FSG, 1989) and The Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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