Jan 23, 2022

Home (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

Home (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By {author, Home (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Best Read || [Marilynne Robinson] Home (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Best Read || [Marilynne Robinson] - Home (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel, Home Oprahs Book Club A Novel A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER OPRAHS BOOK CLUB PICK NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A NEW YORK TIMESE NOTABLE BOOK WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE A WASHINGTON P

  • Publisher‏:‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Publication date‏:‎ September 1, 2008
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 4719 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 338 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

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Home (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

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Home (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

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  1. One of what I considered to be failings of Marilynne Robinson s Gilead was the confinement within the mind of an aged minister, meaning that the reader was held captive to all the musings and concerns of John Ames, many of which were extensive theological debates with himself that struck one as a bit tedious if he wasn t of the same spiritual persuasion or orientation as this minister Home takes place mostly in the home of Ames best friend, also an aged minister, Robert Boughton Boughton s healt [...]


  2. What a gem Marilynne Robinson is The only way this novel pales slightly is if it s compared to Robinson s recent Lila, which is a once in a lifetime achievement for any author That novel might have earned six stars if they were available.But Home is a solid five stars compared to virtually every other recent novel I ve read recently It ranks slightly better than Gilead Robinson s other novel in this group , since Home s family story, with its quiet but pronounced tension, is compelling and inter [...]


  3. This book is a companion piece to Ms Robinson s wonderful Gilead, a tough act to follow Home succeeds, moving the focus from the family of Congregationalist minister John Ames to that of his closest friend, Robert Boughton, a Presbyterian minister like Gilead, it is set in Iowa in the 1950 s Like Ames, Boughton is nearing the end of his life, but while Ames is focussed on his young son, still a boy, Boughton s attention is riveted on his 40ish son Jack, a prodigal who has returned to the family [...]


  4. I have read the book twice because I like it that much Two aged Calvinist clergy who are life long best friends and their families are the subjects of Robinson s trilogy of books In this book, two adult children of Rev Boughton come home after devastating experiences, believing there is nowhere else for them to go The timing of the adult children s return coincides with the last months of Rev Boughton s life Once forgiving, loving and restrained in his criticism of his children, he has now lost [...]


  5. Home by Marilynne Robinson is the story of two adult children who return home, coincidentally at the same time, who feel the shame of not living up to the standards set by their minister father, Reverend Robert Boughton It is a profoundly sad book the slow winding tale towards the inevitable ending is curiously addictive It is a three hander, concentrating on father, son and daughter.Glory and Jack Boughton grew up in a clerical family home in Gilead, Iowa We learn of their country childhoods, q [...]


  6. Black sheep in an American Scottish Presbyterian minister s family in the Eisenhower years A family full of love, a minister as wise as Solomon and two children, adults past their prime, both ravaged by the experience, yet both educated, gifted and incomplete It is not what we expect and we do not understand it at any time It is a mystery that is being conveyed Little by little we learn a little but it is held back and that increases the tension Human beings can grow up misshapen by life, never [...]


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