Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Home by Marilynne Robinson

Home by Marilynne Robinson makes you glad you can read and grateful you found such a book. This is a unique book in that the basic story and characters are the same as in her previous work, Gilead (2004). Both works are completely independent stories of the return of Jack, the prodigal son of the Reverend Robert Boughton in Gilead, Iowa, but each is told from a different character's point of view and you feel as if you're reading a different book. The author gives an impressive performance of what a REALLY good writer can do. I can also picture her giving such an assignment to one of her classes at the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: McNaughton
1st Floor McNaughton Collection
Review submitted by: Ann Ryan, Reference Librarian, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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