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    DescriptionIn 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, a kind of last testament to his remarkable forebears. 'It is a book of such meditative calm, such spiritual intensity that is seems miraculous that her silence was only for 23 years; such measure of wisdom is the fruit of a lifetime. Robinson's prose, aligned with the sublime simplicity of the language of the bible, is nothing short of a benediction. You might not share its faith, but it is difficult not to be awed moved and ultimately humbled by the spiritual effulgence that lights up the novel from within' Neel Mukherjee, The Times 'Writing of this quality, with an authority as unforced as the perfect pitch in music, is rare and carries with it a sense almost of danger - that at any moment, it might all go wrong. In Gilead, however, nothing goes wrong' Jane Shilling, Sunday Telegraph


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    Title
    Gilead
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marilynne Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 511 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844083367
    ISBN 10: 1844083365
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large type edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    03 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marilynne Robinson was born in 1947. Her first novel, Housekeeping (1981) received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel as well as being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize
    Review quote
    Gilead is no less a masterpiece than Housekeeping Sunday Times Stunning... there are gems on every page of Gilead, but it is the whole construction that marks it as a great work Daily Telegraph The slow pulse of Robinson's writing slows the reader's eye and mind, and creates in the reading process a literary version of the narrator's spiritual experience. Gilead reminds us that words have power to spare, to forgive, to do justice Independent A novel as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering. Kirkus Review