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The Book of Ruth - Jane Hamilton
The Book of Ruth
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Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award  for best first novel, this exquisite book  confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence  from which the author creates a stunning testament  to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and  love.
Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award  for best first novel, this exquisite book  confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence  from which the author creates a stunning testament  to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and  love.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385265706 (0385265700)
ASIN: 385265700
Publisher: Anchor Books
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
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sarah
sarah rated it
5.0 Jane Hamilton: The Book of Ruth
I noticed this book on my shelf a few weeks ago and couldn't remember if I had read it or not, so I picked it up. I hadn't read it, and reading it now was one of those amazing reading experiences where one picks up the exact right book at the exact right time and it ring in one's head like a bell th...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
2.0
The violence that occurs is shocking and disturbing. I don't ever want to read anything like that again.
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
Here's my sister's review, which is essentially what I would write if I could muster the energy to write my own review."I'm giving this 4 stars for the writing, although i really only liked this book about 3.5 stars' worth. Spoiler alert: There is a violent scene toward the end that I found very di...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
My mother-in-law read this on Oprah's suggestion, then she asked me to read it so we could discuss it. We both hated it. There is no way the reader can accept the self-consciously literary narrator as Ruth, who tells us repeatedly how stupid and illiterate she is. Likewise I found Hamilton's attempt...
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