Home by Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson

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Published: 2008

Winner of the 2009 Women's Prize for Fiction

Jack Boughton – prodigal son – has been gone 20 years. He returns home seeking refuge and to make peace with the past. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton’s most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father.

A moving book about families, about love and death and faith, Home is unforgettable. It is a masterpiece.

“There's so much to be grateful for, words are poor things.”

Home by Marilynne Robinson


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