Macmillan, 2005 - 291 pages
In 1956 Reverend John Ames of Gilead, Iowa, a grandson and son of preachers, is afraid he hasn't much time left to tell his young son about his heritage. He writes a letter to his son telling him about his fiery grandfather, an abolitionist with a vision, and his pacifist father. His story reveals the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his best friend's wayward son.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - patl - www.librarything.com
Gilead a meditative family memoir, written by a dying, 77-year-old pastor and father's to his almost-seven-year-old son. The story is an extended tale of family and Christian ministry, loss and hope ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - gturkington - www.librarything.com
Stunning. One is left wondering how to mediate on the quantity of human spirit, of sacred reality, unveiled by Robinson's pen. The holy tensions of an orthodox faith are lambently touched with near-scriptural maturity. Consulter l'avis complet