A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100124689
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427205117
Narrator/s: Maggi-Meg Reed
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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.

Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Original Publish Date: Sep 02, 2008

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Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Product Number EB00102462
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429929042

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