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Gilead: a novel

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In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames s life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowa preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition. Reverend Ames tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his best friend s wayward son. Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by one of our finest writers, a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part."
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Full title gilead
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Last Update 2018-05-24 23:14:15PM
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The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the words of Kirkus, it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering." GILEAD tells the story of America and will break your heart.

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series Gilead
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Children of clergy -- Fiction, Children of clergy -- Fiction -- Sound recordings, Christian fiction, American, Clergy -- Fiction, Clergy -- Fiction -- Sound recordings, Conflict of generations -- Fiction, Conflict of generations -- Fiction -- Sound recordings, Epistolary fiction, American, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction -- Sound recordings, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction -- Sound recordings, Kansas -- Fiction, Kansas -- Fiction -- Sound recordings, Large type books, Pulitzer Prize -- 2005, Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction, Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction -- Sound recordings
title_display Gilead
title_full Gilead, Gilead / Marilynne Robinson, Gilead A Novel, Gilead Gilead Series, Book 1, Gilead [sound recording] / Marilynne Robinson, Gilead [sound recording] : a novel / Marilynne Robinson, Gilead [text (large print)] / Marilynne Robinson
title_short Gilead
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