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Gilead

Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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In 1956, toward the end of Rev. John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. This is also the tale of wisdom forged during his solitary life and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Epistolary fiction
Christian fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 031242440X 9780312424404
OCLC Number: 63063074
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize: Fiction, 2005.
Description: 247 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Marilynne Robinson.

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In 1956, toward the end of Rev. John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. This is also the tale of wisdom forged during his solitary life and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten.

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