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  • <p data-mce-fragment="1">A <i data-mce-fragment="1">New York Times </i>bestseller</p> Named a Best Book of 2020 by the <i data-mce-fragment="1">Australian Book Review</i>, <i data-mce-fragment="1">AV Club</i>, Books-a-Million, <i data-mce-fragment="1">Electric Literature, Esquire</i>, the <i data-mce-fragment="1">Financial Times</i>, <i data-mce-fragment="1">Good Housekeeping </i>(UK), <i data-mce-fragment="1">The Guardian</i>, <i data-mce-fragment="1">Kirkus Reviews, Literary Hub</i>, the <i data-mce-fragment="1">New Statesman</i>, the New York Public Library, NPR, the <i data-mce-fragment="1">Star Tribune, </i>and <i data-mce-fragment="1">TIME</i> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with <i data-mce-fragment="1">Jack, </i>the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction<span data-mce-fragment="1"></span> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> <span data-mce-fragment="1">Marilynne Robinson's mythical world of Gilead, Iowa--the setting of her novels </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Gilead</i><span data-mce-fragment="1">, </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Home</i><span data-mce-fragment="1">, and </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Lila</i><span data-mce-fragment="1">, and now </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Jack</i><span data-mce-fragment="1">--and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Jack</i><span data-mce-fragment="1"> is Robinson's fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead's Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now.</span> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> <p><span data-mce-fragment="1">Robinson's Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span data-mce-fragment="1">Author: Marilynne Robinson</span></p> <p><span data-mce-fragment="1">Physical Info: 1.1" H x 8.5" L x 5.5" W (0.9 lbs) 320 pages</span></p>
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    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    Jack

    $27.00
  • <p data-mce-fragment="1"><i data-mce-fragment="1">WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE 2009<br data-mce-fragment="1">A 2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST</i><br data-mce-fragment="1"><i data-mce-fragment="1">WINNER OF THE </i>LOS ANGELES TIMES <i data-mce-fragment="1">BOOK PRIZE</i><br data-mce-fragment="1"><i data-mce-fragment="1">A </i>New York Times <i data-mce-fragment="1">Bestseller</i><br data-mce-fragment="1"><i data-mce-fragment="1">A </i>Washington Post <i data-mce-fragment="1">Best Book of the Year</i><br data-mce-fragment="1"><i data-mce-fragment="1">A </i>Los Angeles Times <i data-mce-fragment="1">Best Book of the Year</i><br data-mce-fragment="1"><i data-mce-fragment="1">A </i>San Francisco Chronicle <i data-mce-fragment="1">Best Book of the Year</i></p> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> <span data-mce-fragment="1">Hailed as incandescent, magnificent, and a literary miracle ( </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Entertainment Weekly</i><span data-mce-fragment="1">), hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled by Marilynne Robinson's </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Gilead</i><span data-mce-fragment="1">. Now Robinson returns with a brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Gilead</i><span data-mce-fragment="1">.</span> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> <span data-mce-fragment="1">The Reverend Boughton's hell-raising son, Jack, has come home after twenty years away. Artful and devious in his youth, now an alcoholic carrying two decades worth of secrets, he is perpetually at odds with his traditionalist father, though he remains his most beloved child. As Jack tries to make peace with his father, he begins to forge an intense bond with his sister Glory, herself returning home with a broken heart and turbulent past.</span> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> <p><i data-mce-fragment="1">Home<span data-mce-fragment="1"> </span></i><span data-mce-fragment="1">is a luminous and healing book about families, family secrets, and faith from one of America's most beloved and acclaimed authors.</span></p> <p>Physical Info:<span> 0.9" H x 8.1" L x 5.3" W (0.65 lbs) 336 pages</span></p> <p>Author: Marilynne Robinson</p>
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    Picador

    Home

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  • <p data-mce-fragment="1">A <i data-mce-fragment="1">New York Times</i> Bestseller<br data-mce-fragment="1">NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST<br data-mce-fragment="1">NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER</p> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i data-mce-fragment="1">Gilead </i>and <i data-mce-fragment="1">Housekeeping</i></p> <span data-mce-fragment="1"></span><br data-mce-fragment="1"><span data-mce-fragment="1">Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.</span> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> <span data-mce-fragment="1">Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security.</span> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> <span data-mce-fragment="1">Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves.</span> <p data-mce-fragment="1"> <br data-mce-fragment="1"></p> <p><span data-mce-fragment="1">Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Gilead<span data-mce-fragment="1"> </span></i><span data-mce-fragment="1">and </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Home</i><span data-mce-fragment="1">, a National Book Award finalist, </span><i data-mce-fragment="1">Lila</i><span data-mce-fragment="1"> is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span data-mce-fragment="1">Physical Info:  0.8" H x 8.2" L x 5.3" W (0.55 lbs) 272 pages</span></p> <p><span data-mce-fragment="1">Author: Marilynne Robinson</span></p> <p> </p>
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    Lila

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