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


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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!


  5. 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.


  6. 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!


  7. 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!


  8. 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.


  9. 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!


  10. 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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