Gilead keeps coming up as beloved in this time of quarantine. Some friends are just discovering it and others re-reading it. If you are finding it hard to read and feeling unsettled, this beautiful book is, well, a balm. Obama loved Robinson's writing so much, he went to Iowa to interview her for the NY Review of Books, and awarded her the National Humanities Medal in 2012. A related book called Jack will be published in September 2020.
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006