Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

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Gilead is a novel written by Marilynne Robinson and published in 2004. It won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. The novel is the fictional autobiography of the Reverend John Ames, an elderly congregationalist pastor in the small, secluded town of Gilead, Iowa who knows that he is dying of a heart condition. At the beginning of the book, the date is established as 1956, and Ames explains that he is writing an account of his life for his 7-year-old son, who will have few memories of him as an adult.

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The 781st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC Poll)
  2. - 4th on Paste Magazine's Best Books of the Decade(2000-2009) (Paste Magazine)
  3. - 20th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  4. - 30th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  5. - 85th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  6. - 94th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  7. - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)
  8. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  9. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)

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