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WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE 2009A 2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTWINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZEA New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearHailed as "incandescent,"... show more
WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE 2009A 2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTWINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZEA New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearHailed as "incandescent," "magnificent," and "a literary miracle" (Entertainment Weekly), hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled by Marilynne Robinson's Gilead. Now Robinson returns with a brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as Gilead. The Reverend Boughton's hell-raising son, Jack, has come home after twenty years away. Artful and devious in his youth, now an alcoholic carrying two decades worth of secrets, he is perpetually at odds with his traditionalist father, though he remains his most beloved child. As Jack tries to make peace with his father, he begins to forge an intense bond with his sister Glory, herself returning home with a broken heart and turbulent past. Home is a luminous and healing book about families, family secrets, and faith from one of America's most beloved and acclaimed authors.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312428549 (0312428545)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 336
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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