The Resource Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

Label
Gilead
Title
Gilead
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The narrator, John Ames, is 76, a preacher who has lived almost all of his life in Gilead, Iowa. He is writing a letter to his almost seven-year-old son, the blessing of his second marriage. It is a summing-up, an apologia, a consideration of his life. Robinson takes the story away from being simply the reminiscences of one man and moves it into the realm of a meditation on fathers and children, particularly sons, on faith, and on the imperfectability of man
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.
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129216
Cataloging source
CMI
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Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Conflict of generations
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Children of clergy
  • Fathers and sons
  • Grandfathers
  • Kansas
Target audience
adult
Label
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published 2004
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
387 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594131240
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2004061719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781594131240
System control number
  • ocm63167306
  • OCoLC
Label
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published 2004
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
387 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594131240
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2004061719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781594131240
System control number
  • ocm63167306
  • OCoLC

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