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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,066 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Hamilton Narrator: Angela Jayne Rogers Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning author Jane Hamilton touched readers' hearts with her emotionally-charged novel, A Map of the World. She intimately involves her readers, again, with The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award. Growing up in a world of physical and emotional poverty, Ruth believes her shrewish mother's assessment of her-that she is dimwitted and worthless. When she marries an emotionally unstable ne'er-do-well, her troubles only multiply. Her job at the dry cleaners can't afford her little family the luxury of moving out of her mother's house. As the incessant bickering between her troubled husband and her abusive mother reaches a violent climax, Ruth must find a way to survive. Angela Jayne Rogers' sensitive narration brings to life the enduring wisdom, compassion, and strength of this innocent but battered soul. The Book of Ruth shines as a bittersweet testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jo Ann Hall | 2/20/2014

    " The narrator's examination of the ugliness that makes up Ruth's life is a great metaphor for the search for truth each of us undertakes in life. In spite of the painful nature of what she reveals, we understand that that knowledge is the only way to maturely understanding and accepting the love and beauty present in our own lives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cassie | 2/14/2014

    " A sad tale from the rural South. A fairly dreary outcome for the title character. I'm a bit surprised that this showed up on Oprah's Book Club List. I would recommend "Bastard Out of Carolina" for a better read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jaclyn | 2/4/2014

    " This book was so sad! I really felt so bad for this girl. And what an ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Keely | 1/17/2014

    " I liked this book. Yes, it was sad but it had humor throughout the story. To me it wasn't a complete downer. Ruth had a wonderful insight and intelligence but became trapped in her life because she didn't believe she could rise above it. To me, it's about inner resolve overcoming outside forces. I can relate to people with these personalities. "

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