As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.
gilead by marilynne robinson. in a quiet town in iowa in 76 year old reverend john ames is dying from heart failure, and writes a a beautiful letter to his very young son.
Prompted by recommendations from both Kim Fabricius and Stanley Hauerwas, I finally got around to reading Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead (New .
Read for Book Club July Hard to get started but enjoyed it about half way through.
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson. This is a gorgeous, touching, gentle novel. Read it.