Synopses & Reviews
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 Americas 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.
“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… Robinsons 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 novels probing, thoughtful narrative voice.”—Matt Murray, The Wall Street Journal
“Gilead is a beautiful work… Robinsons words have a spiritual force thats very rare in contemporary fiction.” - James Wood, The New York Times Book Review
“Lyrical and meditative… potently contemplative.” -Michael Orecklin, Time
About the Author
Marilynne Robinson is the author of Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Home, winner of the Orange Prize, the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinsons nonfiction books include 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 and lives in Iowa City. Tim Jerome has had a long career performing on and off Broadway and on the big screen. His countless stage performances include roles in Disney's Tarzan, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, and Cats. He was nominated for the Drama Desk and Tony Awards for his performance in Me and My Girl. His film credits include Streets of New York, Thirteen Days, Husbands and Wives, and Spiderman 2. On television, Tim has had featured roles in Law and Order, Third Watch, and others. Tim has also had a long career in radio and audio. He has won Earphone and Audie Awards for his audiobook performances. His many audiobook credits include narrating Marilynne Robinson's 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel Gilead, published by Macmillan Audio.