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From Publishers' Weekly:

Robinson's third novel, and second returning to the Iowan home of ministers John Ames and Robert Boughton, is a conflict between the responsible father and his prodigal son. Robinson's style is old-fashioned, puzzling over timeless concerns like faith and responsibility. Maggi-Meg Reed is perfectly amenable, retreating into the audio attic and retrieving some of the creakier techniques: a singsong cadence, a hoarse Yankee assurance--a Walter Brennanesque tone--for the Reverend Boughton. That these work so well is testament to Reed, who offered an excellent reading of The Time Traveler's Wife. It is also a sign of the essential rightness of this particular reading for Robinson's novel. In writing of clergymen and faith, Robinson's prose is near-biblical; Reed's voice conveys a similar depth of feeling and simplicity of expression. A Farrar, Straus & Giroux hardcover (Reviews, June 30). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Dutiful daughter Glory returns to care for her dying father, the Rev. Robert Boughton--as does his wild but still beloved son, Jack. Boughton is a close friend of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead's John Ames, so readers will know and appreciate the territory. With a national tour; reading group guide. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Gloria Boughton
Female
Age: 38
Has returned to her hometown to care for her dying father.

Jack Boughton
Male
Gloria's brother; father is a widowed dying man; has returned home after leaving twenty years ago with a reputation as a thief and scoundrel; looking for peace and forgiveness.



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