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Jack A new classic from the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Gilead and HousekeepingThe longawaited fourth and last of Marilynne Robinson's Gilead novelsone of the great works of contemporary literatureWith Jack, Robinson takes her readers back to the small town of Gilead, Iowa, in , to tell the story of John Ames Boughton, the godson of John Ames and the black sheep of his family He's a neer do well and the beloved prodigal son who falls in love with and marries Della, a beautiful and brilliant AfricanAmerican teacher he meets in segregated St Louis Their fraught, beautiful romance is one of Robinson's greatest achievements


About the Author: Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Summers Robinson (born November 26, 1943) is an American novelist and essayist Across her writing career, Robinson has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005, National Humanities Medal in 2012, and the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction In 2016, Robinson was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people.[2] Robinson be



10 thoughts on “Jack

  1. says:

    Loved it....
    .....I loved the pure beauty of the gracefully written words....the feelings they stimulated in me.
    Each sentence seemed to be fierce and affecting.
    Spiritual, morally and emotionally complex ‘novels’ are exceptionally rare....
    Marilynne Robinson is ‘exceptionally’ rare....
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  2. says:

    A wonderfully written introspective on two people who are lonely, hurt, and find one another and share their beliefs and love. It's a keen look at John Ames Boughton, the son of a Presbyterian minister, and Della Miles, an African American, daughter of a preacher. Taking place in Gilead, the well. known place of the books that prece


  3. says:

    Jack Boughton is the son of Gilead, Iowa’s Minister Boughton, named after John Ames, the preacher and narrator of Robinson’s Gilead. This fourth in Robinson’s connected volumes is his story, revealing much about Jack, and the woman he meets, and falls in love with. Della Miles – a teacher who is the daughter of an important black fam


  4. says:

    It is odd, what families do to their children—Faith, Hope, Grace, Glory, the names of his good, plain sisters like an ascending scale of spiritual attainment, a veritable anthem, culminating in, as they said sometimes, the least of these, Glory, who fretted at her own childishness, the hand-me-down, tag-along existence of the eighth


  5. says:

    Coming out of my cage no-reviews for 2020 silence to say that I want this to be shot straight into my veins.

    Edit: I am going to leave the original review up because it still encapsulates succinctly how I feel about Robinson's writing. Now, on to the actual review.

    Jack's story was always going to be about grace and predestinatio


  6. says:

    Marilynne Robinson's Gilead was my novel of the year in 2015 when I came to it, and the other volumes of the trilogy, Home and Lila, rather belatedly on the publication of the last of the three, particularly notable for its reverent and sympathetic, but at the same time theologically questioning exploration of religious faith, a rare thing indeed in modern literature.


  7. says:

    Marilynne Robinson is among a handful of my favorite contemporary novelists. Based on her initial four novels, I think of Robinson as Nobel Prize worthy. Jack, Robinson’s latest, is her fifth novel and the fourth of her Gilead series, in which she has created a seemingly simple but emotionally rich world with a small cast of memorable characters searching to understand thems


  8. says:

    The timing of publication of this book and its stunning account of interracial connection during Jim Crow couldn't be more fortuitous, with all the current racial upheaval. Marilynne Robinson is truly a writer's writer, an inspiration and mentor to writers of renown (I know at least one personally, and his assessment means a lot -- he says She uses full sentences when she writes.) All


  9. says:

    Reviewing this for Front Porch Republic...stay tuned for links!


  10. says:

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
    If you've read Marilynne Robinson [I have], you know what you're in for--a prose treat. [is that a thing?!]

    The setting--a part of the Gilead series [though I believe this can stand alone]. Set in St. Louis, sometime after WWII. John Boughton, aka Jack, is a drunk , ne'er do well, and the black sheep of his family. His


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