Gilead
(Book Club Kit)

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Contributors:
Jerome, Timothy, narrator.
Published:
New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Format:
Book Club Kit
Edition:
1st Picador ed.
Physical Desc:
247 pages ; 21 cm = 1 sound recording (unabridged on 7 CDs, approximately 9 hrs. ; digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Status:
TELL WPL Book Club
BOOK CLUB KIT
Description
In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War," then, at age fifty, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle. Reverend Ames writes to his son about the tension between his father--an ardent pacifist--and his grandfather, whose pistol and bloody shirts, concealed in an army blanket, may be relics from the fight between the abolitionists and those settlers who wanted to vote Kansas into the union as a slave state. And he tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his namesake, John Ames Boughton, his best friend's wayward son. This is also the tale of another remarkable vision--not a corporeal vision of God but the vision of life as a wondrously strange creation. It tells how wisdom was forged in Ames's soul during his solitary life, and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten.
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Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.4, 14 Points

Notes

General Note
Accompanying CD audiobook published: New York : Audio Renaissance, p2005.
General Note
Accompanying audiobook read by Tim Jerome.
Local note
Wilkinson Public Library's kit of 10 books check out as one unit to book clubs.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Robinson, M., & Jerome, T. (2006). Gilead. 1st Picador ed. New York: Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne and Timothy, Jerome. 2006. Gilead. New York: Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne and Timothy, Jerome, Gilead. New York: Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Robinson, Marilynne., and Timothy Jerome. Gilead. 1st Picador ed. New York: Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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