The Handmaid s Tale Book

The Handmaid s Tale

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771008795

The Handmaid s Tale Excerpt :

An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss. In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

Home Book
Score: 4
From 92 Ratings


  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1554681227

Home Excerpt :

Glory Boughton has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. soon her brother, Jack—the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years—comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with torment and pain. A troubled boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold a job, Jack is one of the great characters in recent literature. He is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Reverend Boughton’s most beloved child. Brilliant, beguiling, lovable and wayward, Jack forges an intense new bond with Glory and engages painfully with John Ames, his godfather and namesake. Home is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith. It is arguably Marilynne Robinson’s greatest work, an unforgettable embodiment of the deepest and most universal emotions.

Balm in Gilead Book

Balm in Gilead

  • Author : Timothy Larsen
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830872961

Balm in Gilead Excerpt :

Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Marilynne Robinson is one of the most eminent public intellectuals in America today, and her writing offers probing meditations on the Christian faith. Based on the 2018 Wheaton Theology Conference, this volume brings together the thoughts of leading theologians, historians, literary scholars, and church leaders who engaged in theological dialogue with Robinson's work—and with the author herself.

Gilead Now Book

Gilead Now

  • Author : Debbie Vanderslice
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490878942

Gilead Now Excerpt :

Part 1 of Gilead Now takes aim and focuses on healing the past. It discusses the different responsibilities we have as believers. Part 2 zeroes in on how we must live in the present while never denying the past. Part 3 is geared toward a hopeful future—fueled by the key benefits of living in the present and remembering the past. It is the goal of Gilead Now to validate each reader’s feelings in regard to his or her wounded past, while at the same time never denying the obstacles involved in overcoming any struggle. Do you struggle every day with feelings of guilt, depression, regret, and worthlessness? If you do, this study is for you. By examining the root causes, you will discover a life-changing study that could not only validate you as a person but also give hope as you honestly look at what lies deep within yourself.

This Life  This World  New Essays on Marilynne Robinson   s Housekeeping  Gilead  and Home Book

This Life This World New Essays on Marilynne Robinson s Housekeeping Gilead and Home

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004302235

This Life This World New Essays on Marilynne Robinson s Housekeeping Gilead and Home Excerpt :

The first book devoted entirely to Robinson familiarizes readers with the major currents in her thought from a diversity of perspectives—Romanticism, ecocriticism, medicine and literature, religion and literature, theology, American Studies, critical race theory, and feminist and gender studies—that reflects the amplitude and fecundity of Robinson’s art and thought.

The Fall of Gilead Book

The Fall of Gilead

  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982108281

The Fall of Gilead Excerpt :

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark presented in a stunning graphic novel form that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series Stephen King's The Dark Tower: Beginnings, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland's troubled past and coming-of-age is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, Beginnings is an extraordinary and terrifying journey into Roland’s origins—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures merely hinted at in his blockbuster novels. The evil deceptions woven by the merciless, mesmerizing power of the mystical seeing sphere known as “Maerlyn’s Grapefruit” warped Roland Deschain of Gilead’s sense of reality, causing him to unintentionally commit a shocking and unforgivable crime—one that may surely earn him a swift jour

Gilead x Tribeca Book

Gilead x Tribeca

  • Author : David Harze
  • Publisher : Writers Republic LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-02-28
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN 10 : 9781637281833

Gilead x Tribeca Excerpt :

It's about life people and love. It is how I express my kindness to an audience willing to be captivated by words. May my words enlighten each individual wishing to learn or be inspired whatsoever with this ingenuity. It's a story about the hardships of a businessman growing up in the boroughs of New York mainly queens, hell's kitchen or tribeca. One sort of experiencing a spiritual renaissance. Taking note of the factors for reconditioning. There's a lot to see, and believe in. And the area drags you to initiate work patterns into environmental success. As more becomes available to me the further can my writings extend and who knows to how far will my thoughts be heard, and bring joy, love and peace.

The Balm of Gilead Book

The Balm of Gilead

  • Author : John Willison
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1758
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : BL:A0022549913

The Balm of Gilead Excerpt :

Going for Balm in Gilead Book

Going for Balm in Gilead

  • Author : Mazs M. Yebbus
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480956643

Going for Balm in Gilead Excerpt :

Going for Balm in Gilead By: Masz M. Yebbus Samuel was born in an African village, where the ancestors used to depend on natural indicators to predict the start of seasonal rains. Lately, the indicators had become unreliable, and when the community failed to predict the onset of rains, crops failed, and the threat of famine loomed large on the horizon. Samuel was blamed because he had passed on information about the rains, which turned out to be wrong. Assisted by an enigmatic village pastor, Samuel escaped to the city before society could exact its retribution. Enticed by the prospects of better income abroad, Samuel crossed the Mediterranean Sea illegally, to settle in Gilead in Europe. Unfortunately, life in Gilead did not turn out as he had envisaged. This book chronicles Samuel’s struggle to achieve success. It tells the story of how he had to straddle two parallel worlds of existence, and the ultimate discovery that because he had become exotic in both worlds, ‘home’ was nowhere. This is Samuel’s story of how he ultimately discovers that the secret of success lay in self-reconciliation, and that at the heart of this, was the definition of ‘home.’

Gilead s Gambit   Sci fi novel space opera adventure inspired by Mass Effect  Star Wars  Judge Dredd  Blade Runner Book

Gilead s Gambit Sci fi novel space opera adventure inspired by Mass Effect Star Wars Judge Dredd Blade Runner

  • Author : Alexei Cyren
  • Publisher : Alexei Cyren
  • Release Date : 2013-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Gilead s Gambit Sci fi novel space opera adventure inspired by Mass Effect Star Wars Judge Dredd Blade Runner Excerpt :

Ariel Blake is one of the top Siren agents of the System Alliance who is driven by one thing: revenge. She discovers the Black Phoenix terrorists are after her childhood friend, Eve Lang when they attack the mall in their home town. Worse still, Eve is not all she appears to be and Ariel must wrestle with her transformation into something that is no longer… human. That doesn’t stop her from putting Eve’s safety as priority number one and keeping her out of Phoenix hands. Rake Ashcor, the assassin who nearly killed her at Night Harbour is also gunning for Eve. If Rake gets her, the Black Phoenix may obtain the key to using the Solid State Shadow technology. Something Ariel fears more than anything. Solid State Shadow: Gilead’s Gambit is part of an action packed sci-fi space opera that is inspired by Mass Effect, Star Wars, Judge Dredd, Die Hard, Continuum and Blade Runner. Adventure, romance, revenge, mecha, paranormal powers and intrigue fill the pages of this continuing saga. If you’re looking for nearly non-stop, blood pumping excitement you should get this book! Gilead’s Gambit is Book Two of the Solid State Sigma Series.

Balm in Gilead Book

Balm in Gilead

  • Author : Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
  • Publisher : Penguin Mass Market
  • Release Date : 1995-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 0140249672

Balm in Gilead Excerpt :

"Combining the passion of a family member with the skepticism of a social sicentist, Lightfoot raises the standard of authenticity in African American biography."-Washington Post Book World. Winner of the Christopher Award.

The Testaments Book
Score: 4
From 88 Ratings

The Testaments

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771009426

The Testaments Excerpt :

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

Housekeeping Book
Score: 3.5
From 100 Ratings


  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571314720

Housekeeping Excerpt :

From the Orange Prize winning author of Home Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphansgrowing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience. 'I love and have lived with this book . . . it holds a unique and quiet place among the masterpieces of 20th century American fiction.' Paul Bailey 'I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly--this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight.' Doris Lessing