Reading group: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson is January’s choice

For our theme of redemption, this novel about a midwestern congregationalist minister promises to be a bracingly thoughtful start to the year

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson has been drawn as our book for January’s reading group. Several readers nominated it for our theme of redemption – and all were persuasive. Ceciliefodor said the book was “absolutely beautiful, and will feel like a mental antihistamine for the frantic mind with its almost provocatively slow, meditative pace”.

The actual nomination that emerged from the hat came from vr1777, who wrote:

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