White Rabbit by Kate Phillips

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A sensitive, hilarious, and imaginative look at the joys, heartbreaks, and absurdities of old age follows feisty Ruth Caster Hubble through her last day alive as she reviews her life and contemplates an insane world. A first novel.

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Kate Phillips graduated from Dartmouth in 1988 and is presently a Ph.D. candidate in the American Civilization program at Harvard.
Published January 12, 1996 by Houghton Mifflin. 212 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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and, while the events and details of Ruth's mundane life of TV dinners, old photos, and crotchety habits aren't always either captivating or patently charming, her day--an outing, a meal, a visit--nevertheless draws to a close (``The past seemed to steer her'') in small and genuine steps amidst p...

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Phillips's wise and witty first novel recounts a fateful day in the life of Ruth Caster Hubble, 88, who resides with her daft but devoted husband, Henry, in a condo in Laguna Beach, Calif.

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Ruth Caster Hubble is a vain, outspoken 88-year-old woman who bosses around her devoted second husband and tries to ensure order through a series of routines.

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