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The book of Ruth, Jane Hamilton

Label
The book of Ruth
Title
The book of Ruth
Statement of responsibility
Jane Hamilton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Having come within an inch of her life, Ruth Dahl is determined to take a good look at it -- to figure out whether, in fact, she's to blame for the mess. Pegged the loser in a small-town family that doesn't have much going for it in the first place, Ruth grows up in the shadow of her brilliant brother, trying to hold her own in a world of poverty and hard edges. Matt's brain is his ticket out of Honey Creek. Ruth, without options, cleaves instead to her tough, half-crazy mother, May, and eventually to Ruby, the sweet but slightly deranged young man she loves, marries, and supports. When the precarious household erupts in violence, Ruth is the only one who can piece their story together -- and she gets at the truth in a manner at once ferocious, hilarious, and heartbreaking
Awards note
PEN/Hemingway Award, 1989.
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Hamilton, Jane
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Violence
  • Women
  • City and town life
  • Middle West
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Illinois
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of Ruth, Jane Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1834122
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780385265706
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
89038241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The book of Ruth, Jane Hamilton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1834122
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780385265706
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
89038241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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