Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The novel is a series of reflections written by an elderly dying pastor in 1956 in Gilead, Iowa, as a letter to his young son. The protagonist, John Ames, shares his family history, personal thoughts, and the struggles of his life, including the tension with his namesake and godson who returns to their small town. The book explores themes of faith, regret, and the beauty of existence, providing a profound meditation on life and death.

The 446th greatest book of all time


Published
2004
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
247
Words
84,000
Original Language
English