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May Books 21) Gilead

21) Gilead, by Marilynn Robinson

And so from a book about the writings of a clergyman's son to a book about a clergyman writing to his son. This is a lovely, understated novel about the distance between generations, family histories, the meaning of fatherhood, faith, and redemption, set in Iowa in 1956. Having a low-energy evening so will leave it there.

Top UnSuggestion for this book: Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
Tags: bookblog 2007, pulitzer, writer: marilynne robinson
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