The Book of Ruth

By Jane Hamilton
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385265706, 336pp.)

Publication Date: December 1989

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Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award  for best first novel, this exquisite book  confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence  from which the author creates a stunning testament  to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and  love.

About the Author
Jane Hamilton lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Rochester, Wisconsin.
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