Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Gilead

Gilead

A Novel

Marilynne Robinson; Read by Tim Jerome

Macmillan Audio

BUY THE BOOK

National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner

Pulitzer Prize Winner

Compact Disc

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the words of Kirkus, it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering." GILEAD tells the story of America and will break your heart.

ALA Notable Books - Winner, Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award - Winner, L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist, Children's Crown Collection, NCSA, Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee, National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner, PEN/Faulkner Award - Nominee, Society of Midland Authors Book Awards - Nominee, Society of Midland Authors Book Awards - Winner, Ambassador Book Award - Winner, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Christianity Today Book Award

MEDIA

Watch

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Marilynne Robinson's novel Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Nearly 25 years after her first novel, Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the words of Kirkus, it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchle

Reviews

Praise for Gilead

“There are passages here of such profound, hard-won wisdom and spiritual insight that they make your own life seem richer…Gilead [is] a quiet, deep celebration of life that you must not miss.” —Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor

“The long wait has been worth it… Robinson's prose is beautiful, shimmering, and precise… destined to become her second classic.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“There is a lot of pleasure to be had in the novel's probing, thoughtful narrative voice.” —Matt Murray, The Wall Street Journal

Gilead is a beautiful work… Robinson's words have a spiritual force that's very rare in contemporary fiction.” —James Wood, The New York Times Book Review

“Lyrical and meditative… potently contemplative.” —Michael Orecklin, Time

In the Press

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). - FSG's Work in Progress

About the author

Marilynne Robinson; Read by Tim Jerome

Marilynne Robinson is the author of Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Home, winner of the Orange Prize, the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson's nonfiction books include Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Iowa City.

Tim Jerome has had a long career performing on and off Broadway and on the big screen. His countless stage performances include roles in Disney's Tarzan, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, and Cats. He was nominated for the Drama Desk and Tony Awards for his performance in Me and My Girl. His film credits include Streets of New York, Thirteen Days, Husbands and Wives, and Spiderman 2. On television, Tim has had featured roles in Law and Order, Third Watch, and others.

Tim has also had a long career in radio and audio. He has won Earphone and Audie Awards for his audiobook performances. His many audiobook credits include narrating Marilynne Robinson's 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel Gilead, published by Macmillan Audio.

Marilynne Robinson

Alec Soth / Magnum Photos

Tim Jerome

A Paris Review interview with Robinson

From the Publisher

Macmillan Audio

Latest on Facebook

LATEST ON TWITTER