Paperback Published on: 02/02/2006
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK In 1956, towards the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son: 'I told you last night that I might be gone sometime... You reached up and put your fingers on my lips and gave me that look I never in my life saw on any other face besides your mother's. It's a kind of furious pride, very passionate and stern. I'm always a little surprised to find my eyebrows unsinged after I've suffered one of those looks. I will miss them.' 'A visionary work of dazzling originality' ROBERT MCCRUM, OBSERVER 'Writing of this quality, with an authority as unforced as the perfect pitch in music, is rare and carries with it a sense almost of danger' JANE SHILLING, DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A beautiful novel: wise, tender and perfectly measured' SARAH WATERS 'A masterpiece' SUNDAY TIMES

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844081486
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 127 x 20 mm

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Lyrical, gentle, marvellous
The writing is deceptive: it appears to be simple but the structures are so beautiful that I found myself stopping and re-reading sentences and paragraphs ... READ MORE
A deserved Pulitzer
I love the way Marilynne Robinson writes. This is a book in which it seems little happens but if you’re paying attention, everything important does.
Ian C