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Home - Marilynne Robinson
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Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale, this time in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton,... show more
Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale, this time in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton, Ames’s closest friend. Glory Boughton, aged thirty-eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack—the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years—comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain. Jack is one of the great characters in recent literature. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold a job, he is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton’s most beloved child. Brilliant, lovable, and wayward, Jack forges an intense bond with Glory and engages painfully with Ames, his godfather and namesake. Home is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith. It is Robinson’s greatest work, an unforgettable embodiment of the deepest and most universal emotions. Home is a 2008 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780374299101 (0374299102)
ASIN: 374299102
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
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Elham
Elham rated it
این کتاب را خانم محمدی (مترجم) به من معرفی کردند. ترجمه خیلی عالی و روان بود و خیلی از ایشان سپاسگزارم که این کتاب خوب و نویسنده عالی را به من معرفی کردند.خانه مذهبی ترین داستانیست که تا به حال خوانده ام. داستان خواهر و برادری که در میانسالی به خانه برگشته اند؛ پیش پدر پیرشان که یک کشیش است. گلوری ا...
Read Write Read
Read Write Read rated it
2.0 Home
No doubt it's extraordinarily well-written, but it is so heavy-going. Just not enjoyable.
Ladybug's Doodles
Ladybug's Doodles rated it
5.0 Home
From the Goodreads description we are told:"Glory Boughton, aged thirty-eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack--the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years--comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tor...
demerson19
demerson19 rated it
5.0 Home
Calvinist theology meets fiction in what is one of the most well-written theological novels I've ever read. Robinson is simply one of the best writers around and her intelligence shows through, but without trying. If this had been around when I took my Calvin class it would have made a great additio...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
5.0 Home: A Novel
At age 38, Glory Boughton returns home to the small town of Gilead to take care of her dying father, Reverend Robert Boughton. Reverend Boughton is a widower and he and his wife raised 8 children, now all grown, with Glory as the youngest. The favorite of Reverend Boughton's children has always be...
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