Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

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Jessie

“‘Gilead’ really took me by surprise. It’s a subtly crafted, quietly beautiful story of appreciating life and those you love, but oh wow if it doesn’t pack a punch. Get the tissues ready.”

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK

In 1956, towards the end of Reverend John Ames’s life, he begins a letter to his young son: ‘I told you last night that I might be gone sometime . . . You reached up and put your fingers on my lips and gave me that look I never in my life saw on any other face besides your mother’s. It’s a kind of furious pride, very passionate and stern. I’m always a little surprised to find my eyebrows unsinged after I’ve suffered one of those looks. I will miss them.’

‘A visionary work of dazzling originality’ ROBERT MCCRUM, OBSERVER

‘Writing of this quality, with an authority as unforced as the perfect pitch in music, is rare and carries with it a sense almost of danger’ JANE SHILLING, DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘A beautiful novel: wise, tender and perfectly measured’ SARAH WATERS

‘A masterpiece’ SUNDAY TIMES

Additional information

Weight 230 g
Dimensions 196 × 127 × 20 mm
Attribute Value 1

Paperback