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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312428549
SKU 211226984
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312428545
Release Date 9/1/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Marilynne Robinson
Marilynne Robinson's first novel, HOUSEKEEPING, became an instant classic after its publication in 1980, winning the PEN/Hemingway Award. Readers would have to wait more than 20 years for her next book, GILEAD, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. During this long hiatus, Robinson taught fiction at the University of Iowa's Writing Program, and wrote several collections of essays about religion, politics, and American culture. Robinson's fiction is known for its transcendent and complex imagery and deep and unorthodox contemplation. Her non-fiction work frequently seeks to integrate Robinson's religious beliefs--she is a Congregationalist, a Calvinist, and a staunch defender of Puritan values--with modern American life. Her third novel, HOME, was published in 2008.
"Robinson's beautiful new novel, a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning GILEAD, is an elegant variation on the parable of the prodigal son's return." (starred review)
"HOME begins simply, eschewing obvious verbal fineness, and slowly grows in luxury--its last fifty pages are magnificently moving."
"[HOME] is a book unsparing in its acknowledgment of sin and unstinting in its belief in the possibility of grace. It is at once hard and forgiving, bitter and joyful, fanatical and serene. It is a wild, eccentric, radical work of literature that grows out of the broadest, most fertile, most familiar native literary tradition."
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Annotation Readers of Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning GILEAD will find the plot of her novel HOME familiar. It takes place next door to the setting for GILEAD, and involves a similar event: the return of Jack Boughton, the black sheep and wayward son of the aging preacher Robert Boughton. One of the marvels of GILEAD was Robinson's ability to make such rich and subtle drama out of so little plot, and so its astonishing that she can mine nearly identical material for her third novel, and still uncover untold joys, poetry, and tragedy. Told from the point of view of Jack's sister, Glory Boughton, whose own life has not lived up to expectations, HOME is a deeply textured, nuanced, word-perfect masterpiece about two forlorn children returning to their dilapidated family home. Their attempts to find grace and meaning in their bare and unfulfilled lives has the quality of a spiritual journey, and the pain and beauty of great literature. HOME was selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2008 and was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in Fiction.
Editors Note WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE 2009|A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTWINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE|A 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 Year||Hailed 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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