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Title:Gilead (Gilead, #1)
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Gilead (Gilead, #1) by Marilynne Robinson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Gilead (Gilead, #1) div Twenty four years after her first novel i Housekeeping i Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America s heart Writing in the tradition of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman Marilynne Robinson s beautiful spare and spiritual prose allows even the faithless reader to feel the possibility of transcendent order i Slate i In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life div

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  • When I Was a Child I Read Books

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  • The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought

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  • The Givenness of Things: Essays

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No description available, A modern classic i Housekeeping i is the story of Ruth and her younger sister Lucille who grow up haphazardly first under the care of their competent grandmother then of two comically bumbling great aunts and finally of Sylvie their eccentric and remote aunt The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death It is a town chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere Ruth and Lucille s struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience, The spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency As a culture we have become less interested in the exploration of the glorious mind and more interested in creating and mastering technologies that will yield material well being But while cultural pessimism is always fashionable there is still much to give us hope In i The Givenness of Things i the incomparable Marilynne Robinson delivers an impassioned critique of our contemporary society while arguing that reverence must be given to who we are and what we are creatures of singular interest and value despite our errors and depredations br br Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her novels including the National Book Critics Circle Award winning i Lila i and the Pulitzer Prize winning i Gilead i and in her new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern predicament and the mysteries of faith These seventeen essays examine the ideas that have inspired and provoked one of our finest writers throughout her life Whether she is investigating how the work of the great thinkers of the past Calvin Locke Bonhoeffer and Shakespeare can infuse our lives or calling attention to the rise of the self declared elite in American religious and political life Robinson s peerless prose and boundless humanity are on display Exquisite and bold i The Givenness of Things i is a necessary call for us to find wisdom and guidance in our cultural heritage and to offer grace to one another, In this award winning collection the bestselling author of i Gilead i offers us other ways of thinking about history religion and society Whether rescuing Calvinism and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive puritan stereotype or considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by Midwestern abolitionists or the divide between the Bible and Darwinism Marilynne Robinson repeatedly sends her reader back to the primary texts that are central to the development of American culture but little read or acknowledged today br br A passionate and provocative celebration of ideas the old arts of civilization and life s mystery i The Death of Adam i is in the words of Robert D Richardson Jr a grand sweeping blazing brilliant life changing book