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The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth

ISBN: 9780385265706

Title: The Book of Ruth

Author: Jane Hamilton

KDL Description:

November 1996
Ruth, a young woman living in a rural Illinois town, looks back on the people who have shaped her life, including her runaway father, shrewish mother, and crazy husband.

Amazon Description:

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.