• Title: البيت
  • Author: Marilynne Robinson سامر أبو هواش مارلين روبنسون
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Home parallels the story told in Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning Gilead It is a moving and healing book about families family secrets and the passing of the generations about love and death and f
    Home parallels the story told in Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning Gilead It is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith.Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead Marilynne Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Home is an entirely independent, deHome parallels the story told in Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning Gilead It is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith.Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead Marilynne Robinson s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale, this time in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton, Ames s closest friend Glory Boughton, aged thirty eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father Soon her brother, Jack the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain Jack is one of the great characters in recent literature A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold a job, he is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton s most beloved child Brilliant, lovable, and wayward, Jack forges an intense bond with Glory and engages painfully with Ames, his godfather and namesake Home is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith It is Robinson s greatest work, an unforgettable embodiment of the deepest and most universal emotions.

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    1. Is it 'even' POSSIBLE-- that this is one of the BEST FICTION BOOKS ever written about what HOME represents in our lives?/!!! -- the good- the bad- and the ugly? ( even those last three words don't really fit-but it communicates quickly for 'short-review' purposes). "HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS"( not always)"YOU CAN NEVER RETURN HOME".( sometimes you can)HOME.has a deep emotional meaning and our memories of.love, life, family opinions and feeling, anger, grief, regrets, betrayal, friendships, joy, [...]

    2. I don't think I have ever read a novel that so accurately describes the thoughts and actions and motivations of human beings. There was not one false note in this entire book. People acted in this book how they actually do in real life (at least in my experience). Their feelings of love and anger and self-hate were so acute, I often found myself relating to each character more than once. Maybe some of this comes from where I am emotionally right now—somewhere teetering between hope and devasta [...]

    3. A well-respected retired Presbyterian minister is old and in ill health in a small town in Iowa. He’s a widower with eight children; four boys, four girls. He ran a tight religious ship at home: regular church attendance, grace at every meal, Bible reading, no swearing, etc. Six of the kids “did well.” They married, had kids of their own, and are “successful.” The two children who took other paths – the misfits - are now home taking care of him. The story centers on the few months or [...]

    4. “Home” is not a sequel to “Gilead”, it is a story that lapses at the same time but told from a different perspective. In fact, this novel could easily be read as a treatise about family, a sort of rich catalog of the varied ways in which a father can hurt a son, a brother can hurt a sister, or vice versa, precisely because they love each other. It’s a sad story about miscommunication and failed good intentions wasted over the years that lead to an anticlimactic peak of boundless frustr [...]

    5. This book is simply beautiful and heartbreaking.I started getting emotional, tears started welling up on page 26, when I read this about a sister awaiting her prodigal brother’ homecoming after twenty years of his absence:"Glory had her own hopes, which were also too high – that this visit would happen at all, that it would be interesting, and that Jack would not remember her as the least tolerable, the most officious, the least to be trusted of all his brothers and sisters. She thought and [...]

    6. I love this book. I had a good, long weep after finishing it. But that's not why I love it. I've been sitting here trying to analyze exactly why I love it so much but words are failing me — and you know that never happens. So here goes. Her other books are also wonderful, but this one makes me sure that Marilynne Robinson is one of the greatest writers alive today. That it is original is an understatement. I could talk about how I think she's establishing a new literary genre, but the truth is [...]

    7. “It expresses the will of God to sustain us in this flesh, in this life. Weary or bitter or bewildered as we may be, God is faithful. He lets us wander so we will know what it means to come home.”

    8. 5+ stars. The hope that I will find a book like this one is the reason I read.Home. A word that conveys so many different meanings that for each person it is as individual as a fingerprint. For Jack Boughton, it is a place he has run from, longed for, and never quite fit into. For his sister, Glory, it is a place she loves, wishes to escape from, but knows she will be tied to all of her life. Thomas Wolfe told us “you can never go home again”, Marilynne Robinson seems to say you can never le [...]

    9. Onvan : Home (Gilead, #2) - Nevisande : Marilynne Robinson - ISBN : 374299102 - ISBN13 : 9780374299101 - Dar 325 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2008

    10. Home (Gilead, #2), Marilynne Robinson کتاب «خانه» فراموش ناشدنی ست، از خانه و خانواده می­گوید ژرف، از اسرار و رویارویی نسل­ها، و از عشق، مرگ و ایمان. شاید برای همین برنده­ ی جایزه­ ی کتاب ملی 2008 شده، و اورنج طلایی انگلیس 2009 را ربوده، و نامزد جایزه ­ی ایمپک دوبلین 2010 بوده، واشنگتن پست و روزنامه [...]

    11. I hate to say this as it sounds so trite and I’m certainly not religious but this is indeed one of those novels that has been touched by the hand of grace. Marilynne Robinson in her unique inimitable way has produced a sublime work that exquisitely captures the life of Reverend Boughton and his children Glory and Jack. This novel encapsulates the ideals of family life and solidarity regardless of what becomes of them and what is so touching is that Jack, the wayward son, who did everything out [...]

    12. شاید مرزبندی در ادبیات کار چندان درستی نباشد اما هر کس در این دنیا میتواند علایق خود را دنبال کند.به عنوان یک علاقه مند به دنیای کتاب ،هرگز ادبیات داستانی آمریکا جز انتخابهای اول من نبوده و نیست. هرچقدر سیر و سفر در فضای آکادمیک و مقالات نویسندگان امریکایی برای من لذتبخش است ب [...]

    13. Maybe I'm missing something, or I'm too young, or maybe nothing can live up to the expectations I had for this after Housekeeping and Gilead, or maybe I read it too fast, but I seriously found this book incredibly boring. I liked the beginning and the end, and the book does a good job of building the relationship between estranged brother and sister slowly, almost imperceptibly, over time, which felt very true. But mostly reading this book felt like watching a play in which all the characters re [...]

    14. I had this unmistakable feeling of sunshine while I read this soulful novel. I always felt as though I was reading it in the morning, just at that exact moment when the majestic rays of the rising sun feel most wonderful. Not too hot, not too bright, just right. It was radiant, I felt like it gave a stir to my bones, an energy of some sort, a source of strength. It's funny really, because the book treads on a slow, probably careful albeit graceful pace. It would probably have been a five-star, h [...]

    15. This hit me right in the heart. The characters are so deep and finely drawn, yet never overstated, always with the subtle threads of their actions and the revealing dialogue. I grew up in similar climes, in smallish towns in the Midwest, where it all happens. Robinson treats believers with great respect; she recapitulates their quiet and earnest struggles with truth, god and mortality in a special way. There’s not a lot of plot here, in fact some might find this absolutely dry and plodding. Bu [...]

    16. After sleeping with the emotional state this book left me in, I have edited my review and changed it to a solid five stars. "It is a book unsparing in its acknowledgment of sin and unstinting in its belief in the possibility of grace. It is at once hard and forgiving, bitter and joyful, fanatical and serene. “From "The Return Of The Prodigal Son.” A New York Times book review by A. O. ScottI just don’t know what I can say or add about this book. Really. It broke my heart and I loved it any [...]

    17. A perfect companion to the awful Gilead. Again, it is well-written, and the main character has a lot more to offer, being the lost son of the preacher's friend. He comes home and tries to live up to the moral and religious standards of his family, and the story could have been really good if Christian absolute truth hadn't been imposed on the main character and reader alike ALL THE TIME. I found myself yelling at the poor sinful son: "If you say SORRY just once more, I will throw this book out t [...]

    18. Una lectura triste, melancólica y muy emotiva con unos personajes tremendamente humanos que voy a tardar en olvidar sobre todo a ti, Jack Boughton. "Esa extraña capacidad para la indigencia, como si por naturaleza debiéramos tener mucho más de lo que la naturaleza nos da. Como si quedáramos pasmosamente desnudos cuando nos faltan las satisfacciones de la vida corriente. En la indigencia, aún de sentimientos o de propósito, el ser humano es más inquietantemente humano y vulnerable a la bo [...]

    19. Since joining GoodReads, my reading has become much more prolific and eclectic. Thanks to the reviews of the members here, I have been much more successful at finding books that appeal to me and are worth my time. One of the books that I read this year as a result of GoodReads reviews was “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson. “Gilead” was one of the most profoundly moving books I have ever read. It touched my heart in a way that few books ever do. It spoke of faith and forgiveness in such a re [...]

    20. كان من الرائع حقا أن أخرج من صخب رواية بيت الأرواح لأدخل بهذا الهدوء إلى بيت مارلين روبنسون ، مارلين جعلت من البيت مكانا حقيقيا بكل إعتياديته وروتينه البطىء إن رواية روبنسون ليست رواية ذات أحداث إن كنت تنتظر ذلك كما بل هي رواية مشاعر إنسانية تتدفق ببطىء شديد تلك المشاعر التي [...]

    21. I was disappointed with the muted passions of the characters in the novel and their unrealistic dwelling on spiritual and moral issues in isolation from the wellsprings of the usual ongoing connections and concerns in life. The prose has the same elegant and spare virtues as Robinson’s previous books, “Housekeeping” and “Gilead”, but the narrative often dragged to me due to excessive length relative to few substantive events and choices in action taken by the characters. In the late 50 [...]

    22. I was not disappointed by Marilynne Robinson's third book. When one reads good literature, for instance, Cormac McCarthy, one is often struck by a turn of phrase or a passage. "How aptly and poetically written," one thinks. This happens rarely with Robinson, because her prose lead us perfectly into the characters' lives. So it is only in hindsight that one identifies her prose as beautiful, and this only because one thinks of the story itself as true in the sense that truth causes one to feel li [...]

    23. A wonderful read! Home is about family, love, life and second chances. I really enjoyed Glory’s account of what happens throughout the novel, although at one point I was tempted to question the reality of what she thinks or wonder about how other characters perceive the same incidents. Her narrative, however, is remarkable, cautious and meticulous when it comes to her brother and father, adding to the familial intensity (this is called a third person limited narrator if you are wondering and I [...]

    24. È di una delicatezza estrema.Tutti sognano di avere un posto, dove poter tornare e chiamare casa.Eppure ci sono case che sembrano un esilio.La storia di due fratelli, due punti neri che si distinguono in una famiglia che è un foglio bianco immacolato.Un legame forte che va oltre le colpe personali di ciascuno, per abbracciarsi nell'amore che non giudica e che sa andare oltre.Quell'amore capace del perdono che solo Glory sa concedere a Jack.Né il padre, né il reverendo Ames, né altri.Solo Gl [...]

    25. I'm speechless. I have to process before I can say anything coherent. She is the most insightful author I've ever read. Please read this book if you have a family and a heart!

    26. Whoa, now this is the tearjerker! Last week, I read Roxana Robinson's Cost and mentioned in my review that although it was a heavy melodrama, it would not make you cry. Since that and this book, Marilynne Robinson's Home are both included in the 1001 list and the two lady authors share the same surname (Robinson - although no relation), I read them with only a book in between.This is about relationships all anchored in a place we call HOME. Yes, the novel is aptly titled (unlike in Cost which up [...]

    27. This book is one the quietest books I've ever read. Just give yourself timeIn the beginning I didn’t know what is going to happen, is it going to happen' at all. Everything was so slow and calm and subtle, main characters kept everything inside. They were hidden and undiscovered. Every inner monologue was complicatedly layered and deep while every verbal dialogue was poor and in the shadow. They were too scared to talk about what they were thinking, what actually was haunting them and initiall [...]

    28. A companion novel to “Gilead” told in the third person and telling the story of Jack Broughton, his father Rev Broughton and particularly his youngest sister – Glory, living back at home after her fiancée of many years finally stopped his deceit of her (admitting he was married). Many of the scenes directly overlap with “Home” but are viewed by other observers – particularly the interactions between Jack and Ames (mainly recounted by Jack to Glory).As brilliantly written as “Gilea [...]

    29. If I hadn't read Gilead, I wouldn't have expected to find a novel about the possibility of spiritual redemption in small-town early 60s Iowa, in which practically nothing happens, as compelling as any thriller. I suppose I can understand why some readers found it boring, but I didn't, at any point. It's both incredibly humane and generous toward its characters, and at the same time ruthless in exposing the limitations they face as they live out what they believe they know are their allotted role [...]

    30. Wow! Just Wow! Robinson captures the utter desolation of a parent over a child. She captures every tiny thoughts and emotions. I wish it had ended with more pomp and ceremony, but, in a way, it is appropriate that it did not. I underlined quite a few passages and sometime when I have more time I will add them here. On to Lila.

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