Gilead by Marilynne Robinson audiobook

Gilead: A Novel

By Marilynne Robinson  and Robert Edsel
Read by Tim Jerome  and Jeremy Davidson

Macmillan Audio 9781593978228

The Gilead Series: Book 1

8.91 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004 Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the words of Kirkus, it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering." GILEAD tells the story of America and will break your heart.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Winner of the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Winner of the 2005 Ambassador Book Award for Fiction

A 2005 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

A 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Fiction

A 2004 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction, 2004

A USA Today bestseller

A 2004 Time Magazine Top 10 Book

Nominated for Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee, 2005

Winner of Pulitzer Prize - Winner, 2005

Winner of ALA Notable Books - Winner, 2006

Winner of National Book Critics Circle Awards - Winner, 2004

Nominated for Society of Midland Authors Book Awards - Nominee, 2005

Among shortlisted titles for L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist, 2004

Winner of Ambassador Book Award - Winner, 2005

Among longlisted titles for Children's Crown Collection, NCSA, 2005

Among longlisted titles for Christianity Today Book Award, 2005

Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award - Winner, 2004

Nominated for PEN/Faulkner Award - Nominee, 2005

Winner of Society of Midland Authors Book Awards - Winner, 2005

Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award - Winner, 2005

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the words of Kirkus, it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering." GILEAD tells the story of America and will break your heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There are passages here of such profound, hard-won wisdom and spiritual insight that they make your own life seem richer…Gilead [is] a quiet, deep celebration of life that you must not miss. Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor
The long wait has been worth it… Robinson's prose is beautiful, shimmering, and precise… destined to become her second classic. Publishers Weekly, starred review
There is a lot of pleasure to be had in the novel's probing, thoughtful narrative voice. Matt Murray, The Wall Street Journal
Lyrical and meditative… potently contemplative. Michael Orecklin, Time
“Robinson’s prose is lovely and wonderfully precise…Gilead is a gentle journey that will be even better the second time you read it.” People
Gilead is a beautiful work… Robinson's words have a spiritual force that's very rare in contemporary fiction. James Wood, The New York Times Book Review
“There is a lot of pleasure to be had in the novel’s probing, thoughtful narrative voice.” Wall Street Journal
“Magnificent…A psalm worthy of study, a sermon of the loveliest profundity…[A] literary miracle.” Entertainment Weekly
Gilead is a beautiful work—demanding, grave, and lucid…Robinson’s words have a spiritual force that’s very rare in contemporary fiction.” New York Times Book Review
“An inspired work from a writer whose sensibility seems steeped in holy fire.” Elle
“The long wait has been worth it…Robinson’s prose is beautiful, shimmering, and precise…Destined to become her second classic.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Robinson returns with a second novel that, however quiet in tone and however delicate of step, will do no less than tell the story of America—and break your heart…Robinson has composed, with its cascading perfections of symbols, a novel as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Marilynne Robinson

Author Bio: Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson is a recipient of the 2017 Chicago Tribune Literary Award for lifetime achievement. She has received the 2016 Library of Congress Prize of American Fiction and a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama for “her grace and intelligence in writing.” She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Her nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Author Bio: Robert Edsel

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English