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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
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Beautifully written, and quite a page-turner for a gentle, quiet book about faith, redemption, and finding meaning. (No spoilers, but things absolutely do not end up the way you'd think from the clues along the way, which—I guess—says as much about my own faith, not to mention judgment, as this book does. Well played, Marilynne Robinson. Well played....)

I had this in my bedside stack, which is not the best place for it. Were I to advise someone else, I'd suggest reading it on a quiet Saturday—or Sunday, although that might be a little too on-the-nose. It's written as a series of entries into a long letter the elderly narrator is leaving for his young son, and while the entries are recorded over a series of days, even weeks, I think they'd be best read the way you'd read a document like this that'd you'd come across as an adult.

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Reading Progress

February 1, 2013 – Started Reading
February 1, 2013 – Shelved
February 21, 2013 – Finished Reading
February 22, 2013 – Shelved as: fiction
February 22, 2013 – Shelved as: spirituality

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