"Home" a companion novel to "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson.
In an earlier blog, I posted about Marilynne's book being discussed on "The Diane Rehm" show on NPR, this morning (7-20-11) Diane and her panel of three guests were discussing "Home" the companion novel. According to the discussion "Home" was the Orange award winner.
While I read this book, and found it very interesting, I will not review it here. I would encourage you to read this one.
As the panel noted this morning, "Gilead" and "Home" are simply companion books, about the same group of people from different perspectives - you do not need to read one to read the other, however, reading both provides the reader with the different perspectives of so many of the same issues. "Gilead" is written as a "letter", while "Home" is written as a narrative.
So, once again, I would encourage you to consider reading either one, the other, or both.