The Book of Ruth
General FictionLarge Print EditionMs. Hamilton gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope but its not a heavenly hope. Its a common one caked with mud and held with gritted teeth . . . probably the only hope worth reading about. New York Times* A New York Times Bestseller* Dec. 96... show more
General FictionLarge Print EditionMs. Hamilton gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope but its not a heavenly hope. Its a common one caked with mud and held with gritted teeth . . . probably the only hope worth reading about. New York Times* A New York Times Bestseller* Dec. 96 Selection of Oprahs Book ClubWinner of the Pen/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award and acclaimed by Oprah Winfrey, The Book of Ruth is the story of a young girl who grows up in poverty and in the shadow of her brilliant brother. With few options of her own, Ruth clings to her semi-crazy mother and marries and supports one of Honey Creeks losers. When the precarious household erupts in violence, Ruth is the only one who can piece the story together and she gets at the truth in a manner at once ferocious, hilarious, and heartbreaking.
Publish date: May 1st 1997
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Pages no: 523
Edition language: English
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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...
The violence that occurs is shocking and disturbing. I don't ever want to read anything like that again.
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...
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...