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.
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9780385265706
9780547523590
Reading Level:
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Level 5.9, 19 Points
Lexile measure:
950L
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Grouping Title book of ruth
Grouping Author hamilton jane
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PEN/Hemingway Award Winner: An "enthralling" novel of a woman trapped within a tragically dysfunctional family (Entertainment Weekly).

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Excellent Lombards and A Map of the World, this is "an extraordinary story of a family's disintegration [that] will be compared to Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres" (People). It follows Ruth Grey, a young woman in a tiny Illinois farm town, who has lost her father to World War II, and constantly faces her unhappy mother's wrath—when she isn't being ignored in favor of her math-prodigy brother. As Ruth navigates her lonely life, she strives to find happiness and pleasure where she can, but the world may conspire to defeat her.

"A sly and wistful, if harrowing, human comedy . . . [An] original voice in fiction and one well worth listening to." —TheBoston Sunday Globe

"Unforgettably, beat by beat, Hamilton maps the best and worst of the human heart and all the mysterious, uncharted country in between." —Kirkus Reviews

"Hamilton's story builds to a shocking crescendo. Her small-town characters are as appealingly offbeat and brushed with grace as any found in Alice Hoffman's or Anne Tyler's novels." —Glamour

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subject_facet Middle West -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Illinois -- Fiction
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