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Home
Title
Home
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.Home is a 2008 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction
Summary
Returning to Gilead to care for her dying father, Glory Boughton is joined by her long-absent brother, with whom she bonds throughout his struggles with alcoholism, unemployment, and their father's traditionalist values
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2009.
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266115
Cataloging source
DLC
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Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Home
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781429929042
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Home
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781429929042
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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