According to Ruth by Jane Feaver
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According to Ruth
By Jane Feaver

According to Ruth

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According to Ruth by Jane Feaver

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2008.

Book Description

It is 1979 and in a ramshackle cottage in Northumberland fifteen-year-old Ruth is desperate to leave behind the gradual implosion of her parents' marriage as she pursues her own quest for love and excitement. Fantasies about the son of the local farmer offer a temporary distraction from the rising tensions at home but Ruth soon discovers that the family are coming to terms with a very different tragedy...Told largely from the darkly humorous perspective of Ruth, Jane Feaver's novel is an engaging and profound insight into the relationships within families and the nature of love and loss, of grief and grieving.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099506126
ISBN-10: 0099506122
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane Feaver

Jane Feaver was born in Durham in 1964. After reading English at university she worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum and then in the Poetry Department at Faber and Faber. In 2001 she moved to Devon with her daughter. Her second novel, Love Me Tender, was met with critical acclaim.

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