The Resource Home, Marilynne Robinson

Home, Marilynne Robinson

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Home
Title
Home
Statement of responsibility
Marilynne Robinson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled and delighted by the luminous, tender voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Now comes HOME, a deeply affecting novel that takes place in the same period and same Iowa town of Gilead. This is Jack's story. Jack - prodigal son of the Boughton family, godson and namesake of John Ames, gone twenty years - has come home looking for refuge and to try to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned to Gilead, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father. Brilliant, loveable, wayward, Jack forges an intense new bond with Glory and engages painfully with his father and his father's old friend John Ames
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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.
Awards note
Orange Prize for Fiction, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266115
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Marilynne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Clergy
  • Children of clergy
  • Reminiscing
  • Sons
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Conflict of generations
  • Fathers and sons
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Iowa
Target audience
adult
Label
Home, Marilynne Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781844085507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781844085491
Label
Home, Marilynne Robinson
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781844085507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781844085491

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