Home- Marilynne Robinson

I have been on a bit of a fiction roll this past week.  I just recently finished reading Marilynne Robinson’s novel, Home.  This novel runs alongside her previous novel Gilead.  James Wood, in his review of the book, writes, “Home is not a sequel to that novel but more like that novel’s brother, since it takes place at the same narrative moment and dovetails with its happenings.”

If Jack and Glory Boughton were characters that interested you in Gilead, you will be happy to find that they are the prominent characters in Home.  In the novel, Robinson grapples with concepts such as forgiveness, grace, mercy, exile, and restoration.

This is an excellent read for those who love theology and fiction.  Be prepared to be affected.  At points it will grip your soul.

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