Series: Gilead Book 4
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 26 minutes
First Published: 2020
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.
Quotes from Jack
Those who can’t hope can still wish.
So many of earth’s grievances could be soothed by a little consideration.
That’s how the world is, touch anything, change everything. Caution is needed.
About Marilynne Robinson
Marilynne Robinson is the author whose works include the Gilead series (Gilead, Home, Lila, and Jack), Housekeeping, and What Are We Doing Here. Robinson is the recipient of the 2012 National Humanities Medal. She currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa.