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Jane Hamilton

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Jane Hamilton was born in 1957. She is the author of The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction. A Map of the World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year was named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, The Miami Herald, and visa mer People. Both The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World have been selections of Oprah's Book Club. A Map of the World was recently made into a major motion picture, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore. Her work, The Short History of a Prince, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. She lives in Rochester, Wisconsin. (Bowker Author Biography) Jane Hamilton was born on July 13, 1957. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College in 1979. In 1983, two of her short stories, My Own Earth and Aunt Marj's Happy Ending, were published in Harper's Magazine. Aunt Marj's Happy Ending later appeared in The Best American Short Stories 1984. Her first novel, The Book of Ruth, won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, and the Wisconsin Library Association Banta Book Award and was an Oprah's Book Club selection in 1996. Her second novel, A Map of the World, was also an Oprah's Book Club selection. Her other works include The Short History of a Prince, Disobedience, When Madeline Was Young, and Laura Rider's Masterpiece. In 2000, she was named a Notable Wisconsin Author by the Wisconsin Library Association. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Sad story written in first person. Ruth tells about her young life, raised to feel stupid and unable to live life on her own.
bentstoker | 49 andra recensioner | Jan 26, 2024 |
I can't believe this was published in 1988 and I never read it! While sad and often depressing, this became a unique insight into Ruth's world. A completely disconnected mother, an aloof and distant brother she could not relate to, and a sad case for a husband makes for quite the family dynamic. Life is a continual struggle for Ruth and she sees no way out of it. The smallest things gave her the most happiness. We should take nothing for granted.
Suem330 | 49 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |
This book was good but not great; it always seemed like it was on the verge of something but never getting there.
lschiff | 49 andra recensioner | Sep 24, 2023 |
I think it would make more sense to read this later in life. Having read it during my senior year of high school, I wish I would have read it later.

I will probably give this a go again in a few years.
CaitlinDaugherty | 49 andra recensioner | Aug 28, 2023 |



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