Gilead (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
In the second part of our conversation with Marilynne Robinson, we explore the historical and social forces that shape her narrator, John Ames, and, by extension, the Protestant Church. How did the traditions that led to abolition, the Civil War and the founding of integrated colleges subside into complacent materialistic conservatism? ( Part I)
Read an excerpt from Gilead.