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Gilead (Paperback)

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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 sti......more

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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.

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the modern classic Housekeeping--winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award--and two books of nonfiction, Mother Country (FSG, 1989) and The Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Author:
Robinson, Marilynne
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
247
Language:
English
Publisher:
Picador USA
Publish Date:
01/10/2006
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780312424404
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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