Gilead
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    Gilead | Marilynne Robinson

    Gilead

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    • By Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated By Tim Jerome
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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 Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War", then, at age 50, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle.

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    Gilead | Marilynne Robinson

    Gilead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated By Tim Jerome
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    From the author of Housekeeping, Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by one of America's finest writers.

    Chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the top six novels of 2004.

    In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames' life, he begins a letter to his young son, a kind of last testament to his remarkable forebears.

    Detail and depth

    This is a most unusual novel for the contemporary scene, with its concentration on Christianity and the life of a minister. I found it absorbing, and..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 August 2016 by Rodney Fielding ()
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    Lila: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson

    Lila: A Novel

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    • By Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated By Maggie Hoffman
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    Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church - the only available shelter from the rain - and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood.

    Amazing

    This book will make you rethink what you thought you knew about life and why people behave the way they do. The narrator is brilliant and enhances the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 April 2016 by Blazenka ()