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Author: Marilynne Robinson

ISBN: 9780312424404
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 10 January 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.3 x 1.7
Twenty-four years after her first novel, "Housekeeping," Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. Writing in the tradition of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, Marilynne Robinson's beautiful, spare, and spiritual prose allows "even the faithless reader to feel the possibility of transcendent order" ("Slate"). In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life. Marilynne Robinson is the author of the modern classic "Housekeeping"--winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award--the novel "Home," and two books of nonfiction, "Mother Country" and "The Death of Adam." She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Named One of the Ten Best Books by "The New York Times Book Review"
A "New York Times" Notable Book
A "Chicago Tribune

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