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by Marilynne Robinson | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingmaid-of-kentwing of Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on 2/8/2011
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by LindyLouMac): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingmaid-of-kentwing from Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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A moving book about families, love, death and faith. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingmaid-of-kentwing at Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, February 12, 2011

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On its way to LindyLouMac. 


Journal Entry 3 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Yippee this title from my wishlist arrived yesterday as a RABCK, thankyou so much maid-of-kent. This thought is much appreciated and in the spirit of Bookcrossing I will make sure the book continues to travel once I have read it. 


Journal Entry 4 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Friday, August 19, 2011

7 out of 10

When I added this title to My Wishlist although I had heard of this contemporary American novelist I had not read any of her novels. I was delighted when thanks to another Bookcrosser this book arrived in the post as a surprise. This is one of the great things about Bookcrossing the generosity of those people willing to share books with others around the world.

The central theme of the novel is the parable from the Bible of The Prodigal Son. Jack Boughton is the prodigal son, returning home after twenty years and attempting to rebuild his relationship with his father and siblings. He left with a drink problem and emotional problems which have got worse not better during his long absence. The female protagonist of the three main characters is Glory, also running away from her life, using the excuse of returning home to care for her dying Father. Glory is the youngest of the Reverend’s eight children and the only one free to nurse him. She also has secrets that burden her as her life has not been a conventional one for small town America in the fifties. The Reverend Robert Boughton is an old man for whom Christianity is a way of life. Although he knows he is dying, finds it impossible to give Jack the opportunity to talk to him about his problems, despite the fact he has always been his favourite child.

A very moving book about families, love, death and faith, where as there is not much action the words and thoughts of the characters are the strength.

More info can be found here.
http://lindyloumacbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/home-by-marilynne-robinson.html 


Journal Entry 5 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Monday, December 05, 2011

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Dear Finder of this book,

I'm so glad it has found a home with you. I hope you enjoy reading it and that you might take a few moments to jot down here what you thought about the book, or about finding it, or about bookcrossing.

You don't have to join or sign up or anything to bookcrossing to leave a comment here but if you do join, you will receive emails to alert you when others make a journal entry for this book and track its travels across the world. If you decide to join bookcrossing, now that you have discovered the site, I'd be delighted if you would mention me - LindyLouMac - as the person who introduced you to the site.

Happy reading

LindyLouMac

I am planning to release this book somewhere in Europe in the next couple of months. If you find this before I have done a Journal Entry please tell where you found it. Thankyou. 


Journal Entry 6 by LindyLouMac at Cafe in M5 Telford Services, -- Highways, Roadsides & Services -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/13/2012 UTC) at Cafe in M5 Telford Services, -- Highways, Roadsides & Services -- United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Dear Finder of this book,

I'm so glad it has found a home with you. I hope you enjoy reading it and that you might take a few moments to jot down here what you thought about the book, or about finding it, or about bookcrossing.

You don't have to join or sign up or anything to bookcrossing to leave a comment here but if you do join, you will receive emails to alert you when others make a journal entry for this book and track its travels across the world. If you decide to join bookcrossing, now that you have discovered the site, I'd be delighted if you would mention me - LindyLouMac - as the person who introduced you to the site.

Happy reading

LindyLouMac 


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