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Book of Ruth
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The Book of Ruth

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Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

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"I learned slowly, that if you don't look at the world with perfect vision, you 're bound to get yourself cooked" Having come within an inch of her life, Ruth Dahl is determined to take a good look at it -- to figure out whether, in fact, she's to blame for the mess. Pegged the loser in a small-town family that doesn't have much going for it in the first place, Ruth grows up in the shadow of her brilliant brother, trying to hold her own in a world of poverty and hard edges. Matt's brain is his ticket out of Honey Creek. Ruth, without options, cleaves instead to her tough, half-crazy mother, May, and eventually to Ruby, the sweet but slightly deranged young man she loves, marries, and supports. When the precarious household erupts in violence, Ruth is the only one who can piece their story together -- and she gets at the truth in a manner at once ferocious, hilarious, and heartbreaking. In this powerful, incandescent novel, Jane Hamilton has worked a miracle: she has given voice to a young woman you have passed on the street a thousand times. Perhaps you have never noticed her, hut the next time you see her, you will know who she is. Passionate in her commitment to life, Ruth is a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion, and love. "The Book of Ruth" is a magnificent audio experience. Copyright © 1997 by Jane Hamilton Performance copyright 1997 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385265706
ISBN-10: 0385265700
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 18mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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