Sun, Oct 30|
Book Club: Jack by Marilynn Robinson
Join the Trinity Book Club on the last Sunday of each month as we discuss books for every taste. Everyone is welcome!
Time & Location
Oct 30, 2022, 11:30 AM PDT
Trinity Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
About the Event
(Today's event has been rescheduled from October 30, 2022.)
Today's selection: Jack by Marilynn Robinson. (Moderated by Matthew Lawrence)
About the book: Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa—the setting of her novels Gilead, Home, and Lila, and now Jack—and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson’s fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high-school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now.
Robinson’s Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity.