“Home,” by Marilynne Robinson–also, free books

Home (Thanks to all who commented! I used a random number generator to choose the recipients and have sent their names to Macmillan/Picador.)

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?

Why, yes!

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.

Good luck!

41 thoughts on ““Home,” by Marilynne Robinson–also, free books”

  1. I heard Robinson give a talk on Calvinism and American literature this summer; she was quite impressive.

  2. I loved Gilead myself. Have been waiting for the paperback of Home to come out–very generous of you, Songbird!

  3. I hope it’s clear, Macmillan/Picador is providing the books. I am just the happy means of giving them away!

  4. Martha,
    I would love to read this book! Please let me know how I can get a copy. Once I’ve read it, I’ll be happy to pass it on so it will have a long life.

  5. I have not yet read this book and would enjoy receiving a copy, should I be so lucky!

  6. I would love one. My aunt read it on Kindle and had a lot of praise for it, too.

  7. Hey Martha- Thanks for posting this. I read Gilead for one of my classes (Small Church Ministry, I think) and really enjoyed it. Please do enter me in the drawing.

  8. I liked Gilead very much & you KNOW how much I need another book on my shelf!

  9. I had the great fortune of reading Gilead soon after I was ordained – there were some humbling moments for me as I read about a pastor reflecting on his life in ministry. I loved Home as well. I would happily accept any free books that might happen to come my way!

  10. I’ve not read them but I’ve heard good things (a lurker who loves a give-a-way!).

  11. I LOVED Gilead, thought Home was sort of a let-down, but maybe worth a re-read. Thanks for this offer!

  12. I tweeted this post, too, and have a couple of requests there from bloggers, so let’s consider Pastor Peters and the Vicar of Hogsmeade to be in the contest, too.

  13. I have not read it either, but thanks to you I am intriged enough now.
    Would love a copy!

  14. Ok, sign me up! I loved Housekeeping when I read it in college, but haven’t gotten to Gilead or Home yet. Would love to!

  15. (That was reverendmother in the previous comment, BTW. I don’t know what Typepad’s problem is.

  16. I really enjoyed “Housekeeping” and “Gilead” and would love to read this one too!

  17. Ooooo OOOOOooooo Pick me! Pick me! (just kidding, be fair and all that) but I would love a copy of the book. I listened to the unabridged version on audiobook this summer and would love to have a copy to read and mark up. Thanks Songbird!

  18. Am I too late? Almost certainly…but I read Gilead during the time of the Arm & loved it so….

  19. I would love one! I wrote my honors thesis on Housekeeping and then loved Gilead. . . What fun!

  20. Having read and loved Housekeeping and Gilead, I will read this one whether I win it or not. But I can’t win if I don’t throw my hat in, right?
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  21. I love this author! I’ve heard her speak, but haven’t read Home yet–but would love to. May I enter?

  22. I’ve wanted us to do this for book club, and have been waiting for the ppb version. Count me in, too! 🙂

  23. Sure, I’ve read Gilead so Home sounds like natural. Thanks for the opportunity or chance to ‘win’.

  24. looks like you already have 10 volunteers, but I would love to have a copy since I am newly without employment.

  25. I would love a copy of this book, and now I think I’ll need to check Gilead out of the library and get cracking on that, too! What a great opportunity from the publishers!

  26. I have not read this author, but have read wonderful reviews of her works so I would be very interested in reading this book. Please enter me in your drawing. I love following along with what you are reading and kindling.

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