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Title:Home (Gilead, #2)
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Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN:0374299102
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Number of Pages:325
Category:Fiction, Literary fiction, Novels, Historical fiction, Literature

Home (Gilead, #2) by Marilynne Robinson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Home (Gilead, #2) Home parallels the story told in Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning Gilead It is a moving and healing book about families family secrets and the passing of the generations about love and death and faith .

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

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