The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth

By: Hamilton, Jane

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Book Condition: Used - Very Good


pp 298 Paperback in very good condition; uncreased spine; light edgewear; clean pagesThe arid life of Ruth Grey, who extracts what small pleasures and graces she can from a tiny Illinois town and the broken people who inhabit it. Ruth's prime tormentor is her mother May, whose husband died in World War II and took her future with him. More poor familial luck has given Ruth a brother who is a math prodigy; Matt sucks up any stray attention like a black hole. Ruth is left to survive on her own resources, which are meager. She struggles along, subsisting on crumbs of affection meted out by her Aunt Sid and, later, her screwed-up husband Ruby. Hamilton has perfect pitch. So perfect that you wince with pain for confused but fundamentally good Ruth as she walks a dead-end path. The book ends with the prospect of redemption, thank goodness--but the tale is nevertheless much more bitter than sweet.

Title: The Book of Ruth

Author Name: Hamilton, Jane

Categories: Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction,

Publisher: US, Anchor Books: 1990

ISBN Number: 0385265700

ISBN Number 13: 9780385265706

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Size: 7.6 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches

Weight: 7.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB591