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This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.

Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.

Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa - the setting of her novels Gilead, Home, and Lila, and now Jack - and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson’s fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high-school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now.

Robinson’s Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity. 

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year - 2020

Time Magazine Best Books of the Year - 2020

A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

©2020 Marilynne Robinson (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ettel dobson
  • 2020/10/02

Ouch

I’m a big fan of this author. I enjoyed reading the other books in this trilogy + one. Jack is such a pathetic character. Following his thought process is painful...ouch. Reader did a nice job.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Pat M Petrovits
  • 2020/10/29

Disappointed

I usually love this author's books and was looking forward to this book. The plot(?) moves slowly and the voice drones on and on and on. Perhaps it would be better to read this book, but I think I still would have gotten bogged down by the lazy pace. The droning voice was like wading through waist deep molasses. and I found it difficult to even finish this book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mallory
  • 2020/10/23

I Didn't Want The Story To End!

It has been a long time that I've been so thoroughly captivated by a book but I quickly fell in love with the characters of Jack and Della. I appreciated that they did not fall into the generic literary conventions they could have easily succumbed to. They were so different from each other but also deeply similar. The beautifully portrayed progression of their relationship left me practically breathless with anticipation. The highs and lows they experienced felt achingly poignant. I would describe this as an eternal love story but not just love in the romantic sense. Their love seemed to transcend the smallness of the world around them and bind them together as two matching souls. I was so invested in their story that I did not want it to end and would have glad listened on for many more hours. Marilynne Robinson poetically lays bear her characters with heartbreaking and empathetic honesty. I look forward to reading more of her work. Adam Verner's narration subtly but expertly evokes the joy and anguish throughout the novel. I loved this book so much and I highly recommend it.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Patricia
  • 2020/10/22

Praise for Jack

Another beautiful book from Marilynne Robinson taking us further into the world of Gilead. Living in an interracial marriage myself the book made me think about the challenges couples faced when this choice was viewed with such negative societal judgement. Our current political climate makes me fear that we are going backwards. We must not let that happen.