Marilynne Robinson's Gilead.

Marilynne Robinson's Gilead.

Marilynne Robinson's Gilead.

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April 5 2005 1:06 PM

Amazing Grace

Marilynne Robinson's Gilead.

Yesterday, Marilynne Robinson's Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In December, Ann Hulbert reviewed the book, calling it "as spare, and as spiritual, a novel as I think I have ever encountered." Robinson, Hulbert wrote, "allows even a faithless reader to feel the possibility of a transcendent order, thanks to which mercy can reign among people on Earth."