Home - Marilynne Robinson

The story Marilynne Robinson began in Gilead continues in Home (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25), but the focus shifts to the household of Rev. Robert Boughton, John Ames’s neighbor and closest friend in Gilead.  When Jack, the black sheep of the family who has been absent for twenty years, comes back, Glory, who has returned to care for her ailing father, opens her arms and tries to mediate a communion between father and son.  Boughton, though, has difficulty forgiving, and Jack continues to be plagued by his own demons, alcohol as well as self- and spiritual doubt.  Home is a moving story about familial love and attempts at reconciliation.

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ISBN: 9780312428549
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Picador - September 1st, 2009