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Author: Marilynne Robinson
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is one of the top twenty-five favorite books I've ever read, and Marilynne Robinson's "Gilead" is in the top ten. This writer has such a way of touching the heart without being sappy; of telling family stories that are familiar but new, understanding so well the currents of feeling under the daily actions of families. What family doesn't have a wayward brother, sister or parent, yet love them desperately? What family doesn't hope and wish and pray for that person far beyond what is logical and likely? No one can explore this like Marilynn Robinson without leaving you feeling hopeless. That love is the goal in and of itself, regardless of the outcome, may be the message of this beautiful little book.