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Drowning Ruth

by Christina Schwarz

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz X
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
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    Aug 2000, 400 pages

    Jul 2001, 368 pages


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Love it. It was interesting the way it jumped back and forth in time. This made this book intreguing. I read it for my ninth grade engligh Indepentand Study Project. The characters were done perfectly. Excellent.
Melissa Brady

Great read!!! I liked how the story moved between past and present. It really kept its mystery until the very end. I was a little disapointed at Amanda's "mental illness" at the end, and what about her ex-lover who drowned??? Nobody in the story really seemed to care or do anything about the drowning. When is Christina Schwarta's next novel being released????

I had just finished reading this book last night and I agree that its should have been written better,it confused me some the way it kept going to recent past,the far past when Mathilda and Amamnda was young,to the present,the past again and so forth but I have to admit I couldn't put it down until I finished! This a good first book for Mrs. Shawarz and I only wish her the best.

Though I read this book some months ago, and have lost some of the details in my memory banks (middle age brings deficits in the bank!), I can attest to the fact that this one is a must read. There are secrets here, and beneath the layers of years lie the truth. Why did Ruth's young mother drown in the icy lake? Why does Ruth insist that she drowned too? It held me fast until the very last page. A rewarding read.

I thought this book was very well written. The story was easy to follow and I like the authors style of writting. The 'flash backs' were exceptional. I was a little disappointed in the end. I wish their would have been a better clousure for all the characters. Carl was practicley abandoned, Ruth and Amanda were still in the same relationship. Amanda never 'faced the consciences' . Ruth never 'surfaced.

I thought that Drowning Ruth was a well told story, but the book never really captured my attention. I thought the book was very predictable, and rather plethoric in places. All in all, a mediocre book at best!

The book was ok. but the beginning is very boring.

I loved the book but I didn't enjoy the ending. I think that it ended to quickly and information was not given.
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