Review: GileadEditorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Norah Piehl
An old spiritual hymn says, "There is a balm in Gilead to soothe the sinsick soul." Gilead, the mountainous region of the hymn, and Gilead, Iowa, might seem as removed as night and day. But in Marilynne Robinson's luminous novel, even this tiny plains town can be the site of grace and the goodness of God: "So often I have seen the dawn come and the light flood over the land and everything turn ... Read full review
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Transcendent prose, deep, funny, an imperfect, wise narrator whose story is witness to the examined life.