Gilead: A Novel

by Marilynne Robinson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 031242440x Global Overview for this book
Registered by lake44 of The Wrack Line, -- Not a city, Geographical features, etc. -- USA on 11/14/2007
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by lake44 from The Wrack Line, -- Not a city, Geographical features, etc. -- USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2007
found at the library's book sale

Journal Entry 2 by lake44 at on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (11/14/2007 UTC) at



mailing to fellow BookCrosser...found on her Wish List

Happy BookCrossing!

Journal Entry 3 by literarylover from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, December 21, 2007
What a surprise! Thanks so much for sending!

Journal Entry 4 by literarylover from Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Well I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, and since I'm going to be busy with school this year, I decided to turn this into a bookring!

The List
1. 4-lele - USA - (US/Canada)
2. olered - USA - (US/Canada)
3. scootergirl1974 - USA - (international)
4. muzette - Canada - (international)
5. lauraloo29 - Canada - (anywhere EXCEPT Canada)
6. Griete - Switzerland - (Europe preferred)<----Book is Here
7. Fire-Dragon - UK - (Europe preferred)
8. AnglersRest - UK - (UK preferred)
9. Megmac - UK - (international)
10. snufkin81 - South Africa -(international)
11. rooshill - USA - (US only)
12. Aramena - USA - (US only)
13. back to literarylover - USA

Just a few bookring guidelines:
-- Journal the book as soon as you receive it, and contact the next person for their mailing address.
-- Take as much time as you need, but try to read within 4-6 weeks so the ring keeps moving along.
-- Take a moment to journal your thoughts on the book when finished. It's interesting to read other's feelings on the book too!

Journal Entry 5 by literarylover from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, July 18, 2008
The bookring is on its way around the world!

Sending to 4-lele!

Journal Entry 6 by 4-lele from Elmhurst, Illinois USA on Monday, August 04, 2008
I have received the book ~ "Gilead". It is on the top of my pile and I will begin reading it today! Thanks much for sharing.....

Journal Entry 7 by 4-lele from Elmhurst, Illinois USA on Monday, October 13, 2008
I have held this book longer than wanted ~ my apologies for that!

I enjoyed the book and will be contacting the next person on the list to keep this bookring moving. Thank you for sharing GILEAD!

Journal Entry 8 by olered from Salem, Oregon USA on Monday, November 10, 2008
Gilead has arrived on the west coast. Thanks. Will read as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 9 by olered from Salem, Oregon USA on Saturday, November 22, 2008
I really liked this book...thanks literearylover.
Am waiting for scootergirl1974's address.

Journal Entry 10 by scootergirl1974 from Boscawen, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I'm almost finished. I think that it is a good story. It's nice that this man wants to write a long letter letting his son know about his feelings and telling stories about his grandfather and great-grandfather. This history would be lost.

Journal Entry 11 by muzette on Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The book just arrived on my doorstep!

Journal Entry 12 by muzette on Saturday, February 07, 2009
Well, it is not an easy book to read. It requires some concentration! Funny enough, I knew it was set in 1956, but I felt that the book was timeless - there is very little notion of time except through the various generation.

Although some parts did not touch me because it became to much about details of the various religious dogma, I was particularly interested in some passages. For example: "When you encounter another person, when you ahave dealings with anyone at all, it is as if a question is being put to you. ... What is the Lord asking od me in this moment, in this situation?" I have heard that before, but from the Dalai Lama.

I was touched by this father reflecting on his life for the sake of his son, and also trying to help him by giving him the knowledge of I life time - but also showing a very human face to his son who he might not see grow up.

Journal Entry 13 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, February 16, 2009
Arrived safe and sound today. I have a few of other rings here at the moment. Not to worry. I will keep them moving.

Journal Entry 14 by muzette on Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I thought I would share this link with everyone!

Yann Martel sent Gilead to Stephen Harper, as part of his 'experiment'.

You can read his thoughts about the book and apparently, it is also one of Obama's favourite book, who is coming to Canada in a few days.

Here is the link:

Journal Entry 15 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sadly, I'm not able to get into this book. Perhaps it is taking too much focus for me. I don't have the time and I have a few other rings here requiring my attention.

I already have Griete's address and will be mailing this week.

Thank you for the chance to read it. :)

Journal Entry 16 by Griete from Bern, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Monday, March 30, 2009
Got the book, thanks! Will be trying to read it asap.

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