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The Book of Ruth Hardcover – 1 Nov 1988

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 1st edition (1 Nov. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899197442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899197449
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,838,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hamilton is perfect at drama, keeping you hanging on from revelation to revelation. (Independent)

One of a handful of great American novelists - all women - to have emerged in the past decade, she possesses an unblinking view of the joys and miseries of small-town life, and a lyrical intuition of the mysteries of the soul that marks her as one of the most profound writers we now have. (The Times)

One of America's most vibrant young talents. (Daily Telegraph)

She belongs among the major writers of our time. (San Francisco Chronicle) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A powerful tale of frustrated dreams erupting in violence, of pain and of human understanding. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: School & Library Binding
This is one of the most touching books I have ever read, so much so than since finishing it about a month ago, I haven't wanted to pick up another book, because I don't want its memory to fade. I didn't get into it first time and gave up after one chapter, but my sister spurred me on, and I am so glad she did. I tells the story of Ruth and her relationships with those in her life and their own past histories also. Please please please read it. It is truely excellent. I also really enjoyed the same author's Map Of The World, which I would also totally recommend.
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Bought as a present. no complaints from recipient so none from me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story & Characters 10 Jun. 2016
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What a strange story! Of course it was an Oprah book, being full of pathos. Well written and not superficial, derivative or shallow. Hard to like most of the characters; sad, broken, lost and some beyond repair. I do wonder how Ruth will turn out. Since it was an Oprah book I think we are supposed to believe that Ruth forges ahead and makes a decent life but she isn't really an admirable person.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 12 Jun. 2013
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This book is not light reading at all. BUT it is very good. The character development is outstanding. I felt a little sad and down after I finished it but it was definitely a great book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Soul riveting 31 Oct. 2007
By Laurie R. Dreyer - Published on Amazon.com
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A sad story about a girl woman who suffers low self esteem derived from a long suffering childhood of verbal sometimes physical abuse at the hand of her well meaning mother. She is the strong one (only she doesn't know it) who shows unconditional love for a pathetic man whom she only sees the good in when no one else can. Sometimes we all get trapped in these type situations.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 23 Nov. 2015
By Gloria Dolley😂 - Published on Amazon.com
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very depressing family that was also dysfunctional and know one seems to want say a enough is enough.
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and real! Jane Hamilton doesn't disappoint-- a wonderful storyteller! 3 Jan. 2017
By JoRene Bargiacchi - Published on Amazon.com
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Writing is beautiful & so life-
Ike! So enjoyed the characters! You have to read this, especially if you area Jane Hamilton fan!
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