The Pillars of the EarthBook - 2017
From Library Staff
Nobody who reads it—nobody who reads it—looks at a church or a cathedral the same. I made me think about my own life differently, reading that book, the experience of reading that book. What a treasure. —Oprah,
Featured in Oprah's Book Club 2007
From the critics
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brihawkins13 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over
SHIRLEY (INSITE) HALL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Many murders are vividly and graphically described.
Sexual Content: Detailed and graphic sexual content...a rape of a teenage girl is described in vivid and horrifying detail.
Violence: Many murders and acts of violence and rape are vividly and graphically described.
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In a time of civil war, famine and religious strife, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against this backdrop, lives entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age.