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Gilead

(2004)
(The first book in the Gilead series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book
In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War," then, at age fifty, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle. Reverend Ames writes to his son about the tension between his father--an ardent pacifist--and his grandfather, whose pistol and bloody shirts, concealed in an army blanket, may be relics from the fight between the abolitionists and those settlers who wanted to vote Kansas into the union as a slave state. And he tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his namesake, John Ames Boughton, his best friend's wayward son.

This is also the tale of another remarkable vision--not a corporeal vision of God but the vision of life as a wondrously strange creation. It tells how wisdom was forged in Ames's soul during his solitary life, and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten.

Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by one of our finest writers, a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
Title: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-349-00856-6 / 978-0-349-00856-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-84408-147-8 / 978-1-84408-147-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-7862-7201-5 / 978-0-7862-7201-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Gilead: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-374-15389-2 / 978-0-374-15389-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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November 2004 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynee Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-200588-3 / 978-0-00-200588-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Farrar
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-84408-336-5 / 978-1-84408-336-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-84408-148-6 / 978-1-84408-148-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-00-639383-7 / 978-0-00-639383-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-59413-124-4 / 978-1-59413-124-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-312-42440-X / 978-0-312-42440-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2005 : USA Perfect Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-312-93938-8 / 978-0-312-93938-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
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January 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-374-93068-6 / 978-0-312-42440-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-7394-5301-7 / 978-0-7394-5301-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Gioux
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2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-374-70504-6 / 978-0-374-70504-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

April 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Gilead: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-59397-822-7 / 978-1-59397-822-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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September 2008 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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September 2008 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 1-4055-0515-X / 978-1-4055-0515-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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April 2005 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2005 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-7927-3433-5 / 978-0-7927-3433-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0-7927-3434-3 / 978-0-7927-3434-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Gilead
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Virago
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November 2004 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Gilead: A Novel
Author(s): Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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