Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 247 pages, 8.18 × 5.62 × 0.66 in
Published: January 31, 2006
Publisher: Picador USA
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031242440X
ISBN - 13: 9780312424404
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama. She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson's nonfiction books include When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, and The Death of Adam. Her novels Mother Country and Lila, were nominated for a National Book Award.
"At a moment in cultural history dominated by the shallow, the superficial, the quick fix, Marilynne Robinson is a miraculous anomaly: a writer who thoughtfully, carefully, and tenaciously explores some of the deepest questions confronting the human species. . . . Poignant, absorbing, lyrical...Robinson manages to convey the miracle of existence itself."--Merle Rubin, "Los Angeles Times Book Review" "Incandescent . . . magnificent . . . Ýa¨ literary miracle."--Lisa Schwarzbaum, "Entertainment Weekly" (A) "Rapturous . . . astonishing . . . "Gilead" is an inspired work from a writer whose sensibility seems steeped in holy fire."--Lisa Shea, "Elle" "Lyrical and meditative . . . potently contemplative."--Michele Orecklin, "Time" "Perfect."--Jeremy Jackson, "People"(four stars) "Major."--Philip Connors, "Newsday""" "You must read this book. . . . Altogether unlike any other work of fiction, it has sprung forth more than twenty years after "Housekeeping" with what I can only call amazing grace."--Anne Hulbert, "Slate""" "So serenely beautiful and written in a prose so gravely measured and thoughtful, that one feels touched with grace just to read it."--Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post"" ""There are passages here of such profound, hard-won wisdom and spiritual insight that they make your own life seem richer. . . . "Gilead" Ýis¨ a quiet, deep celebration of life that you must not miss."--Ron Charles, "The Christian Science Monitor"" """Gilead" is a refuge for readers longing for