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Marilynne Robinson, read by Maggi-Meg Reed

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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.

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Home by Marilynne Robinson--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt of Marilynne Robinson's novel Home. 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 prodiga

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"Listen to an audiobook excerpt from Marilynne Robinson's novel Home, read by Maggi-Meg Reed. Home is a brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gilead. Learn more about the novel Home at http://us.macmillan.com/home/MarilynneRobinson Read about Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson at http://us.macmillan.com/author/marilynnerobinson"

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"Listen to an audiobook excerpt of Marilynne Robinson's novel Home, read by Maggi-Meg Reed. Home is a brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gilead. Learn more about the novel Home at http://us.macmillan.com/home/MarilynneRobinson Read about Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson at http://us.macmillan.com/author/marilynnerobinson"

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"The gifted Maggi-Meg Reed captures the world-weary tone of the characters as life ebbs from the failing but still faithful Robert. Reed shines brightest as Glory, the daughter who comes home to care for her father. Almost as affecting is Reed's portrayal of Jack, the beat-down preacher's kid who has fallen from grace."--AudioFile magazine, Winner of an Earphones Award
 
"Robinson's style is old-fashioned… Maggi-Meg Reed is perfectly amenable, retreating into the audio attic and retrieving some of the creakier techniques… 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
 

"In the cacophony of the 21st century, listening to Marilynne Robinson's Home is a nearly peaceful oasis... Maggi-Meg Reed's narration of the story is pitch-perfect... Home is an extraordinary meditation on just what the title implies." -- Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"[Maggi-Meg Reed] did a wonderful job narrating... I enjoyed each of the 12 hours that I listened to the book." -- 5 Minutes for Books

“Her character is one of the proofs of Robinson’s immense literary talent, aided immeasurably by the reassuring tones of narrator Maggi-Meg Reed.” – Winston Salem Journal

Praise for Gilead:
"Gilead is a beautiful work--demanding, grave and lucid . . . Robinson's words have a spiritual force that's very rare in contemporary fiction." --James Wood, The New York Times Book Review


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Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Housekeeping (FSG, 1981), Gilead (FSG, 2004), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and Home (FSG, 2008), and three books of nonfiction, Mother Country (FSG, 1989), The Death of Adam (1998) and Absence of Mind (2010).
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Marilynne Robinson, read by Maggi-Meg Reed

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Gilead (FSG, 2004)—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—and Housekeeping (FSG, 1980), and two books of nonfiction, Mother Country (FSG, 1989) and The Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio
September 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205117
ISBN10: 1427205116
Audio Run Time: 12:30
$22.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374299101
ISBN10: 0374299102
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
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Picador
September 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312428549
ISBN10: 0312428545
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$14.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429929042
ISBN10: 1429929049
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
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