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Home Home parallels the story told in Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning Gilead It is a moving and healing book about families family secrets and the passing of the generations about love and death and f

  • Title: Home
  • Author: Marilynne Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780374299101
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Home parallels the story told in Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning Gilead It is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith.Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead Marilynne Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Home is an entirely independent, deHome parallels the story told in Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning Gilead It is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith.Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead Marilynne Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale, this time in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton, Ames s closest friend Glory Boughton, aged thirty eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father Soon her brother, Jack the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain Jack is one of the great characters in recent literature A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold a job, he is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton s most beloved child Brilliant, lovable, and wayward, Jack forges an intense bond with Glory and engages painfully with Ames, his godfather and namesake Home is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith It is Robinson s greatest work, an unforgettable embodiment of the deepest and most universal emotions.

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    1. Marilynne Robinson says:
      Her 1980 novel, Housekeeping, won a Hemingway Foundation PEN Award for best first novel and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Her second novel, Gilead, was acclaimed by critics and received the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the 2005 Ambassador Book Award Her third novel, Home, was published in 2008 and was nominated for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award it won the Orange Prize.

    Comment 175 on “Home

    1. Elyse says:
      Is it even POSSIBLE that this is one of the BEST FICTION BOOKS ever written about what HOME represents in our lives the good the bad and the ugly even those last three words don t really fit but it communicates quickly for short review purposes HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS not always YOU CAN NEVER RETURN HOME sometimes you can HOME.has a deep emotional meaning and our memories of.love, life, family opinions and feeling, anger, grief, regrets, betrayal, friendships, joy, religious beliefs, assumpti [...]

    2. Benjamin Chandler says:
      I don t think I have ever read a novel that so accurately describes the thoughts and actions and motivations of human beings There was not one false note in this entire book People acted in this book how they actually do in real life at least in my experience Their feelings of love and anger and self hate were so acute, I often found myself relating to each character than once Maybe some of this comes from where I am emotionally right now somewhere teetering between hope and devastation I am st [...]

    3. Jim Fonseca says:
      A well respected retired Presbyterian minister is old and in ill health in a small town in Iowa He s a widower with eight children four boys, four girls He ran a tight religious ship at home regular church attendance, grace at every meal, Bible reading, no swearing, etc Six of the kids did well They married, had kids of their own, and are successful The two children who took other paths the misfits are now home taking care of him The story centers on the few months or so when they are with their [...]

    4. Dolors says:
      Home is not a sequel to Gilead , it is a story that lapses at the same time but told from a different perspective In fact, this novel could easily be read as a treatise about family, a sort of rich catalog of the varied ways in which a father can hurt a son, a brother can hurt a sister, or vice versa, precisely because they love each other It s a sad story about miscommunication and failed good intentions wasted over the years that lead to an anticlimactic peak of boundless frustration.The Prodi [...]

    5. Schmacko says:
      This book is simply beautiful and heartbreaking.I started getting emotional, tears started welling up on page 26, when I read this about a sister awaiting her prodigal brother homecoming after twenty years of his absence Glory had her own hopes, which were also too high that this visit would happen at all, that it would be interesting, and that Jack would not remember her as the least tolerable, the most officious, the least to be trusted of all his brothers and sisters She thought and hoped he [...]

    6. CK says:
      I love this book I had a good, long weep after finishing it But that s not why I love it I ve been sitting here trying to analyze exactly why I love it so much but words are failing me and you know that never happens So here goes Her other books are also wonderful, but this one makes me sure that Marilynne Robinson is one of the greatest writers alive today That it is original is an understatement I could talk about how I think she s establishing a new literary genre, but the truth is, I don t r [...]

    7. Sarah says:
      It expresses the will of God to sustain us in this flesh, in this life Weary or bitter or bewildered as we may be, God is faithful He lets us wander so we will know what it means to come home.

    8. Sara says:
      5 stars The hope that I will find a book like this one is the reason I read.Home A word that conveys so many different meanings that for each person it is as individual as a fingerprint For Jack Boughton, it is a place he has run from, longed for, and never quite fit into For his sister, Glory, it is a place she loves, wishes to escape from, but knows she will be tied to all of her life Thomas Wolfe told us you can never go home again , Marilynne Robinson seems to say you can never leave home at [...]

    9. Saleh MoonWalker says:
      Onvan Home Gilead, 2 Nevisande Marilynne Robinson ISBN 374299102 ISBN13 9780374299101 Dar 325 Safhe Saal e Chap 2008

    10. Ahmad Sharabiani says:
      Home Gilead, 2 , Marilynne Robinson 2008 2009 2010 1390 9786005941654 10 23 24 26 29 32 37 44 46 52 60 193 222 245 247 345 347 .

    11. Lynne King says:
      I hate to say this as it sounds so trite and I m certainly not religious but this is indeed one of those novels that has been touched by the hand of grace Marilynne Robinson in her unique inimitable way has produced a sublime work that exquisitely captures the life of Reverend Boughton and his children Glory and Jack This novel encapsulates the ideals of family life and solidarity regardless of what becomes of them and what is so touching is that Jack, the wayward son, who did everything out of [...]


    12. Matt says:
      Maybe I m missing something, or I m too young, or maybe nothing can live up to the expectations I had for this after Housekeeping and Gilead, or maybe I read it too fast, but I seriously found this book incredibly boring I liked the beginning and the end, and the book does a good job of building the relationship between estranged brother and sister slowly, almost imperceptibly, over time, which felt very true But mostly reading this book felt like watching a play in which all the characters repr [...]

    13. Jr Bacdayan says:
      I had this unmistakable feeling of sunshine while I read this soulful novel I always felt as though I was reading it in the morning, just at that exact moment when the majestic rays of the rising sun feel most wonderful Not too hot, not too bright, just right It was radiant, I felt like it gave a stir to my bones, an energy of some sort, a source of strength It s funny really, because the book treads on a slow, probably careful albeit graceful pace It would probably have been a five star, had it [...]

    14. Ned says:
      This hit me right in the heart The characters are so deep and finely drawn, yet never overstated, always with the subtle threads of their actions and the revealing dialogue I grew up in similar climes, in smallish towns in the Midwest, where it all happens Robinson treats believers with great respect she recapitulates their quiet and earnest struggles with truth, god and mortality in a special way There s not a lot of plot here, in fact some might find this absolutely dry and plodding But I know [...]

    15. Cathrine ☯️ says:
      After sleeping with the emotional state this book left me in, I have edited my review and changed it to a solid five stars It is a book unsparing in its acknowledgment of sin and unstinting in its belief in the possibility of grace It is at once hard and forgiving, bitter and joyful, fanatical and serene From The Return Of The Prodigal Son A New York Times book review by A O ScottI just don t know what I can say or add about this book Really It broke my heart and I loved it anyway.

    16. Lisa says:
      A perfect companion to the awful Gilead Again, it is well written, and the main character has a lot to offer, being the lost son of the preacher s friend He comes home and tries to live up to the moral and religious standards of his family, and the story could have been really good if Christian absolute truth hadn t been imposed on the main character and reader alike ALL THE TIME I found myself yelling at the poor sinful son If you say SORRY just once , I will throw this book out the window Sor [...]

    17. Eibi82 says:
      Una lectura triste, melanc lica y muy emotiva con unos personajes tremendamente humanos que voy a tardar en olvidar sobre todo a ti, Jack Boughton Esa extra a capacidad para la indigencia, como si por naturaleza debi ramos tener mucho m s de lo que la naturaleza nos da Como si qued ramos pasmosamente desnudos cuando nos faltan las satisfacciones de la vida corriente En la indigencia, a n de sentimientos o de prop sito, el ser humano es m s inquietantemente humano y vulnerable a la bondad porque [...]

    18. Sandi says:
      Since joining GoodReads, my reading has become much prolific and eclectic Thanks to the reviews of the members here, I have been much successful at finding books that appeal to me and are worth my time One of the books that I read this year as a result of GoodReads reviews was Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Gilead was one of the most profoundly moving books I have ever read It touched my heart in a way that few books ever do It spoke of faith and forgiveness in such a reverent manner I may have [...]


    19. Michael says:
      I was disappointed with the muted passions of the characters in the novel and their unrealistic dwelling on spiritual and moral issues in isolation from the wellsprings of the usual ongoing connections and concerns in life The prose has the same elegant and spare virtues as Robinson s previous books, Housekeeping and Gilead , but the narrative often dragged to me due to excessive length relative to few substantive events and choices in action taken by the characters In the late 50 s, a dutiful m [...]

    20. J. Trott says:
      I was not disappointed by Marilynne Robinson s third book When one reads good literature, for instance, Cormac McCarthy, one is often struck by a turn of phrase or a passage How aptly and poetically written, one thinks This happens rarely with Robinson, because her prose lead us perfectly into the characters lives So it is only in hindsight that one identifies her prose as beautiful, and this only because one thinks of the story itself as true in the sense that truth causes one to feel lifted ou [...]

    21. Sohaib says:
      A wonderful read Home is about family, love, life and second chances I really enjoyed Glory s account of what happens throughout the novel, although at one point I was tempted to question the reality of what she thinks or wonder about how other characters perceive the same incidents Her narrative, however, is remarkable, cautious and meticulous when it comes to her brother and father, adding to the familial intensity this is called a third person limited narrator if you are wondering and I guess [...]

    22. Come Musica says:
      di una delicatezza estrema.Tutti sognano di avere un posto, dove poter tornare e chiamare casa.Eppure ci sono case che sembrano un esilio.La storia di due fratelli, due punti neri che si distinguono in una famiglia che un foglio bianco immacolato.Un legame forte che va oltre le colpe personali di ciascuno, per abbracciarsi nell a che non giudica e che sa andare oltre.Quell a capace del perdono che solo Glory sa concedere a Jack.N il padre, n il reverendo Ames, n altri.Solo Glory, ma non abbastan [...]

    23. Jeanette"Astute Crabbist" says:
      I m speechless I have to process before I can say anything coherent She is the most insightful author I ve ever read Please read this book if you have a family and a heart

    24. K.D. Absolutely says:
      Whoa, now this is the tearjerker Last week, I read Roxana Robinson s Cost and mentioned in my review that although it was a heavy melodrama, it would not make you cry Since that and this book, Marilynne Robinson s Home are both included in the 1001 list and the two lady authors share the same surname Robinson although no relation , I read them with only a book in between.This is about relationships all anchored in a place we call HOME Yes, the novel is aptly titled unlike in Cost which up to now [...]

    25. Jana says:
      This book is one the quietest books I ve ever read Just give yourself timeIn the beginning I didn t know what is going to happen, is it going to happen at all Everything was so slow and calm and subtle, main characters kept everything inside They were hidden and undiscovered Every inner monologue was complicatedly layered and deep while every verbal dialogue was poor and in the shadow They were too scared to talk about what they were thinking, what actually was haunting them and initially that l [...]

    26. Peter says:
      If I hadn t read Gilead, I wouldn t have expected to find a novel about the possibility of spiritual redemption in small town early 60s Iowa, in which practically nothing happens, as compelling as any thriller I suppose I can understand why some readers found it boring, but I didn t, at any point It s both incredibly humane and generous toward its characters, and at the same time ruthless in exposing the limitations they face as they live out what they believe they know are their allotted roles [...]

    27. Cindy Rollins says:
      Wow Just Wow Robinson captures the utter desolation of a parent over a child She captures every tiny thoughts and emotions I wish it had ended with pomp and ceremony, but, in a way, it is appropriate that it did not I underlined quite a few passages and sometime when I have time I will add them here On to Lila.

    28. Gumble's Yard says:
      A companion novel to Gilead told in the third person and telling the story of Jack Broughton, his father Rev Broughton and particularly his youngest sister Glory, living back at home after her fianc e of many years finally stopped his deceit of her admitting he was married Many of the scenes directly overlap with Home but are viewed by other observers particularly the interactions between Jack and Ames mainly recounted by Jack to Glory.As brilliantly written as Gilead although with a very differ [...]

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