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  1. Just discovered this. QUOTE Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson�s Pulitzer Prize�winning novel. Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale, this time in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton, Ames�s closest friend. 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. Jack is one of the great characters in recent literature. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold a job, he is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton�s most beloved child. Brilliant, lovable, and wayward, Jack forges an intense bond with Glory and engages painfully with Ames, his godfather and namesake. Home is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith. It is Robinson�s greatest work, an unforgettable embodiment of the deepest and most universal emotions.
  2. The Washington Post: “Marilynne Robinson isn’t ready to leave Gilead yet. The celebrated writer surprised and delighted her fans Monday night when she revealed that she is considering a fourth novel in the series that has earned her a Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards. Robinson was at Columbia University in New York for a reading and discussion about ‘Lila,’ the presumed final volume of her trilogy about a minister and his family in Gilead, Iowa. The evening included a public discussion with Rev. Robert Hardies, the senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C. Alexander Chee, a former student of Robinson’s and a visiting writer at Columbia, introduced her and then sat down to enjoy her conversation with Hardies. Chee reported via email, ‘It was sometime during that conversation that she said, without any warning, ‘People should be prepared to say quartet instead of trilogy.’’ The crowd of about 150 people cheered. ‘She quickly clarified that she has had further thoughts about the characters,’ Chee reports, ‘and that she felt confident that a fourth novel was likely. She would not, however, offer any further details about it publicly. After a questioner said her mom wanted more from Jack Boughton, she laughed and said she got that a lot from people.’ ...”
  3. I thought we had a discussion thread for this book already. Didn't we?
  4. I first heard about this book on my Facebook news feed, when The Daily Show announced Robinson was going to be their next guest (on Thursday's show). I'll post a link to the interview once it's available online tomorrow. Here's the book description from Amazon: Has anyone read it yet?
  5. Darren, or Buckeye, or Crow: Would one of you like to start things rolling? Not that I'm trying to shirk my duties, but I know I won't be finished before the weekend (hopefully), and if you all want to get started, feel free.