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Hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled and delighted by the luminous, tender voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Now comes HOME, a deeply affecting novel that takes place in the same period and same Iowa town of Gilead. This is Jack's story. Jack - prodigal son of the Boughton family, godson and namesake of John Ames, gone twenty years - has come home looking for refuge and to try to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned to Gilead, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father. Brilliant, loveable, wayward, Jack forges an intense new bond with Glory and engages painfully with his father and his father's old friend John Ames.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844085507

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This was a beautiful and deep story, which revolves around three main characters Glory, Jack and Robert Boughton. It is set in the 1950's and tells the story of the sons and daughters of Robert coming home for... More

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This book is a beautiful. I enjoyed the flowing story, the language and the people as you get to know them, made me want to keep reading. At the last page I thought- is this it? I can see why Robinson won a Pulitzer... More

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