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The Book of Ruth

by Jane Hamilton

The Book of Ruth
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  • First Published:
    Jun 1988, 328 pages
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    Dec 1989, 336 pages

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Carolyn (11/10/08)

The Book of Ruth
Ms. Hamilton creates a believable narrator in Ruth; Ruth breaks our hearts and teaches us about her life in north central Illinois during the 1970's. The location can be seen as a character as well.

I used this novel in an Illinois Literature class at the local community college. Most of them really were moved by the story and the writing. This novel generated more discussion than almost any other piece of literature I assigned.
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