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Gilead

Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.
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Genre/Form: Epistolary fiction
Christian fiction
Domestic fiction
Roman américain
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0374153892 9780374153892
OCLC Number: 54881929
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2005.
Description: 247 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Marilynne Robinson.
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As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.

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Good Read, well written

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2014-02-06) Very Good Permalink

This book tells the story of an individual struggling with serious theological and social questions. It succeeds both as a book of ideas and a credible fiction.

 

This book is written as though it were a series of letters from a narrator, named John Ames, to his son. Ames had married...
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