Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gilead: A Review

GileadGilead by Marilynne Robinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Robinson’s novel is narrated by John Ames, who is writing a wistful and spare letter to his young son. It contains a lifetime of reminisces: about his vocation as a pastor, of his marriage late in life to a younger woman, and a good deal about his ne’er-do-well godson. When I tried to read this several years ago I didn’t make it halfway through but in this audiobook version it became more than palatable, it showed how this work bears the imprint of genuine human experience.

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