Gilead: A Novel

Paperback | January 16, 2006

byMarilynne Robinson

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A hymn of praise and lamentation from a 1950s preacher man. Atestament to the sacred bonds between fathers and sons. A psalm of celebrationand acceptance of the best and the worst that the world has to offer. This isthe story of generations, as told through a family history written by ReverendJohn Ames, a legacy for the young son he will never see grow up. As John recordsthe tale of the rift between his own father and grandfather, he also struggleswith the return to his small town of a friend’s prodigal son in search offorgiveness and redemption.

The winner of two major literary awards and a New York Times Top10 Book of 2004, Gilead is an exquisitely written work of literaryfiction, destined to become a classic, by one of today’s finest writers.

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A hymn of praise and lamentation from a 1950s preacher man. Atestament to the sacred bonds between fathers and sons. A psalm of celebrationand acceptance of the best and the worst that the world has to offer. This isthe story of generations, as told through a family history written by ReverendJohn Ames, a legacy for the young son he wi...

MARILYNNE ROBINSON is the author of the novelsHome,Gilead—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—andHousekeeping, and three books of non-fiction,Mother Country,The Death of AdamandAbsence of Mind. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.64 inPublished:January 16, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006393837

ISBN - 13:9780006393832

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