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Jack - by Marilynne Robinson
Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with†Jack,†the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction

Marilynne Robinsonís 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 Robinsonís fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gileadís 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.

Robinsonís Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity.