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Gilead

Format:  Paperback,

247 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Jan 2006

ISBN-13: 9780312424404

ISBN-10: 031242440X

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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. "Gilead "is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Jan 2006
ISBN-13: 9780312424404
ISBN-10: 031242440X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 247
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.25 x 0.5

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Review by Library Journal (2004-07-01)

As his life winds down, Rev. John Ames relates the story of his own father and grandfather, both preachers but one a pacifist and one a gun-toting abolitionist. Amazingly, just Robinson's second novel.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Quill Awards, 2005 (United States)
  • American Library Association Notable Books, 2006 (United States)
  • Ambassador Book Awards, 2005 (United States)
  • New York Times Editors' Choice, 2004 (United States)
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2006 (United Kingdom)

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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.
Gilead is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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