Saving Ruth

Saving Ruth Cover

Saving Ruth

By Zoe Fishman

William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062059840, 279pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

A wonderful coming-of-age novel from Zoe Fishman, author of Balancing Acts, Saving Ruth tells the story of a fish-out-of-water young Jewish woman, returning to her Alabama hometown after a semester at a Yankee college, only to discover that life and she, herself haven t really changed in the ways she d hoped. Southern fiction with a pungent twist, Saving Ruth is a wonderfully evocative, delightfully engaging tale that, nonetheless, seriously addresses provocative issues like anorexia, family dynamics, and the racial and ethnic tensions of the Deep South.