Author Spotlight: Marilynne Robinson (9/14/20)

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Today’s spotlight is on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson as she returns to the beautiful world of Gilead with JACK.

This final installment of the Gilead saga brings together all the beloved characters and focuses on the complexities of American history with an elegant story of beauty, humor, mystery, and joy.


4 starred reviews!

“A sometimes tender, sometimes fraught story of interracial love in a time of trouble.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Robinson fans will be hungry for the next chapter in the Gilead saga, and the beauty and humanity of Robinson’s prose will win over new fans. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Robinson’s masterly prose and musings on faith are on display as usual, and the dialogue is keen and indelible.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The newest, avidly awaited novel in National Humanities Medal winner Robinson’s acclaimed Gilead saga grapples with urgent questions of race, faith, and equality.”–Booklist, starred review

More from Marilynne Robinson:


2 starred reviews

“Robinson has composed, with its cascading perfections of symbols, a novel as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Robinson’s prose is beautiful, shimmering and precise; the revelations are subtle but never muted when they come, and the careful telling carries the breath of suspense.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review


“In writing of clergymen and faith, Robinson’s prose is near-biblical; Reed’s voice conveys a similar depth of feeling and simplicity of expression.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review


3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick!

“This is a lovely and touching story that grapples with the universal question of how God can allow his children to suffer.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Robinson has created a tour de force, an unforgettably dynamic odyssey, a passionate and learned moral and spiritual inquiry, a paean to the earth, and a witty and transcendent love story.”–Booklist, starred review

“A masterpiece of prose in the service of the moral seriousness that distinguishes Robinson’s work.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

JACK by Marilynne Robinson; 9780374279301; available 9/29/20.
GILEAD by Marilynne Robinson; 9781250784018; available now.
HOME by Marilynne Robinson; 9781250784025; available now.
LILA by Marilynne Robinson; 9781250784032; available now.

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