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Glory Boughton, aged thirty-eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack--the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years--comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain.

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not as good as I'd hoped submitted by smgop on July 28, 2015, 5:20pm This book was well-recommended, and it fell short of my expectations for it, unfortunately.

i love marilynne... submitted by downing on June 18, 2016, 12:45pm I really enjoyed this book. It's probably the least favorite of mine in the series, but it's still solidly good.

This book is AMAZING submitted by unknown on July 13, 2020, 4:54pm I'm not sure there's a writer who exists today as deft with their craft as Marilynne Robinson. This is part of a trilogy -- including the books Gilead and Lila, also both amazing -- and it matters less what order you read them in and more that you read all three, as when you read the whole trilogy it is so much more of a "complete" picture because you get the POVs of several of the characters involved.

I see that there are some other reviewers disappointed with this book, and I know generally this is the opinion shared by many Robinson fans -- but I loved it so much. Coming off the heels of Gilead, it was wonderful to hear what was happening from someone else's point of view, and I loved Glory as a narrator. You get to see a different side of the "villain" from Gilead.

This book broke my heart in all the best ways.

A series of moods submitted by terpsichore17 on August 26, 2022, 4:37pm Robinson really, really gets that feeling of Being The Youngest Girl And Wishing Your Brother Paid Attention To You, or the feeling of Trying To Talk To Your Dad On His Terms When Y'all Don't Really Speak The Same Language, or Trying To Be Content With The Shape Of Your Life In The Wake Of Losing Your Job Because Of Some Blasted Man.

There's so much here. The way Glory prays is in itself worth the read.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2008.
Year Published: 2008
Description: 325 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0312428545
9780374299101 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374299102 (hardcover : alk. paper)

SUBJECTS
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Conflict of generations -- Fiction.
Reminiscing -- Fiction.
Children of clergy -- Fiction.
Clergy -- Fiction.
Iowa -- Fiction.
Christian fiction.