Earlier this year I read and reviewed Marilynne Robinson's Home, which I read on my Kindle. Recently I received an email from her publisher, asking if I would write about it again and would I be interested in promoting the paperback edition by giving away ten free copies to my blog readers?
Here's what I said about the book last winter:
"Housekeeping" and "Gilead" are two of my favorite novels, and "Home"
did not disappoint. It takes us back to the town of Gilead and views
some of the events of that novel from another angle. It's a beautiful
book about fitting in, or not, with your own people, about the strains
not only between generations but at a hinge moment in history. I'll
have to read "Gilead" again now to fill in some of my memory lapses. I
highly recommend this book.
I was interested to read the comments of others who read the book, particularly about the painful nature of the theme of alcoholism in the story. I would agree that Robinson's characters and their pain and their humanity are quite vivid.
If you might like a copy of the book, leave a comment here and if there are enough, I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner. If you're a lurker, don't hesitate to come out and play! Macmillan will be sending the books directly to the winners. I'll notify you if you are a winner and have you send your address to me then.