A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

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Pen /Hemingway Award-winning novelist Jane Hamilton follows up her first success, The Book Of Ruth, with this spectacularly haunting drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives.


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About Jane Hamilton

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Jane Hamilton lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Rochester, Wisconsin. Her first novel, The Book of Ruth, won the PENErnest Hemingway Award for best first novel and was a selection of the Oprah Book Club. Her second novel, A Map of the World, was also a selection of the Oprah Book Club and an international bestseller. Her most recent novel, The Short History of a Prince, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998.
 
Published December 15, 2010 by Anchor. 401 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Hamilton's second novel will inevitably invite comparison with Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres--it too is a big book about a farm family's fall from grace--but the author of The Book of Ruth (1988), winner of the PEN/Hemingway award for the best first novel, carves out her own territory in a stron...

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Booksellers should send up three cheers of greeting for this haunting second novel by the author of The Book of Ruth , a beautifully developed and written story reminiscent of the work of Sue Miller a

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The voices of Alice and Howard, who narrate the tale, have an elegiac, yet compelling tone as they look back on the events that swept them into a horrifying nightmare.

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Entertainment Weekly

Jane Hamilton, author of The Book of Ruth, has written an enthralling tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying ways our lives can spin out of control.A+ Originally posted Jun 10, 1994 Published in issue #226 Jun 10, 1994 Order article reprints

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