Home Author:Marilynne Robinson Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting work that takes place concurrently in the same Iowa town as Marilynne Robinson's previous book: "Gilead". The same Iowa town, this time in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton, Ames's closest friend. — Glory Boughton, age thirty-eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. So... more »on her brother Jack - the prodigal son of the family, gone twenty years - comes home, too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with 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 John Ames, his godfather and namesake.
Home is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of generations, about love and death and faith. It is Robinson's greatest work, an unforgettable embodiment of the deepest and most universal emotions.« less