- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; First Thus edition (Jan. 16 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0006393837
- ISBN-13: 978-0006393832
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 240 g
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Gilead Paperback – Deckle Edge, Jan 16 2006
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“There are passages here of such profound, hard-won wisdom and spiritual insight that they make your own life seem richer…Gilead [is] a quiet, deep celebration of life that you must not miss.” ―Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor
“The long wait has been worth it… Robinson's prose is beautiful, shimmering, and precise… destined to become her second classic.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“There is a lot of pleasure to be had in the novel's probing, thoughtful narrative voice.” ―Matt Murray, The Wall Street Journal
“Gilead is a beautiful work… Robinson's words have a spiritual force that's very rare in contemporary fiction.” ―James Wood, The New York Times Book Review
“Lyrical and meditative… potently contemplative.” ―Michael Orecklin, Time--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
MARILYNNE ROBINSON is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for “her grace and intelligence in writing.” In 2013 she was awarded South Korea’s Park Kyong-ni Prize for her contribution to international literature. She is the author of Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the National Book Award; Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson’s non-fiction books include The Givenness of Things, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She lives in Iowa City, where she taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop for twenty-five years.See all Product description
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I recommend this book along with Disciples of Fortune, The Union Moujik, The Usurper and Other stories, Housekeeping
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