I listened to both these books, “Gilead” and then “Home” as audiobooks. Ms. Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for “Gilead” in 2005. I heard interviews about these books, and they sounded compelling, which is why I wanted to read them. I found them both slow and plodding, and my mind would wander while I listened to the stories. However, they are both beautifully written, and I found the characters sad, but uplifting at the same time.
By Marilynne Robinson