Drowning Ruth

Drowning Ruth

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Paperback, Ballantine Books, 2001, ISBN # 0345439104
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Worn out from nursing soldiers at a Milwaukee hospital and struggling to recover from a traumatic love affair, Amanda Starkey returns to her family's rural Wisconsin farm to stay with her beloved sister, Mattie, and young niece, Ruth.

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Worn out from nursing soldiers at a Milwaukee hospital and struggling to recover from a traumatic love affair, Amanda Starkey returns to her family's rural Wisconsin farm to stay with her beloved sister, Mattie, and young niece, Ruth.

"POWERFUL . . . SUSPENSEFUL . . . RICHLY TEXTURED . . . A] CHILLING, PRECOCIOUSLY GOOD START TO A BRIGHT NEW NOVELIST'S CAREER."
"-The New York Times
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" A] gripping psychological thriller . . . In the winter of 1919, a young mother named Mathilda Neumann drowns beneath the ice of a rural Wisconsin lake. The shock of her death dramatically changes the lives of her daughter, troubled sister, and husband. . . . Told in the voices of several of the main characters and skipping back and forth in time, the narrative gradually and tantalizingly reveals the dark family secrets and the unsettling discoveries that lead to the truth of what actually happened the night of the drowning. . . . Schwarz certainly succeeds at keeping the reader engrossed."
-FRANCINE PROSE
" Us Weekly
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"DEFT AND ASSURED . . . WITH] STRONG CHARACTERS AND A PLOT LONG ON TENSION AND SURPRISES."
-"Time"
"A strong sense of portent and unusually vivid characters distinguish this mesmerizing first novel about horrifying family secrets and nearly annihilating guilt. "Drowning Ruth" is a complex and rewarding debut."
-ANITA SHREVE
Author of "The Pilot's Wife"
"RIVETING . . . A VERY SUSPENSEFUL TALE, ONE THAT WILL KEEP READERS UP SHIVERING IN THE NIGHT."
"-USA Today
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Number of Pages: 338
Original Languages: English
Subject: MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS_FICTION ,  WISCONSIN_FICTION ,  Relationships,Relationships,Settings ,  SISTERS_FICTION ,  FICTION_HISTORICAL
Author: Schwarz, Christina
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Oprah's Book Club
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9780345439109
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.50 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0345439104
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