BookMark: Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson

June 24, 2009

The human desire to leave behind something lasting is the concept behind this novel. The narrator, Reverend John Ames, knows his health is failing; as an inheritance for his seven-year-old son, he pens the intricate story of his life. Marilynne Robinson's tale illuminates the difficulties of fatherhood and family, and the ties that bind us all together.