The Resource Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

Label
Gilead
Title
Gilead
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War," then, at age fifty, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle. Reverend Ames writes to his son about the tension between his father--an ardent pacifist--and his grandfather, whose pistol and bloody shirts, concealed in an army blanket, may be relics from the fight between the abolitionists and those settlers who wanted to vote Kansas into the union as a slave state. And he tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his namesake, John Ames Boughton, his best friend's wayward son
  • This is also the tale of another remarkable vision--not a corporeal vision of God but the vision of life as a wondrously strange creation. It tells how wisdom was forged in Ames's soul during his solitary life, and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2005.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
129216
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780374153892
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004047063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm54881929
  • OCoLC
Label
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780374153892
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004047063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm54881929
  • OCoLC

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