A Map of the World: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 15, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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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No happy ending here. - LibraryThing
Jane Hamilton is an incredible writer! - LibraryThing
It's characterizations are vivid and insightful. - LibraryThing

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I had a difficult time journaling this book. The story of a woman who becomes the object of a town's pain and suspicion when her best friend's daughter drowns in her pond. I thought the book was going ... Read full review

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I read this years ago, but still remember hating it. Like so many novels, the author uses a shocking death to make the novel significant. I'm so tired of that, and this novel just didn't justify the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
39
Section 3
44
Section 4
58
Section 5
81
Section 6
87
Section 7
105
Section 8
114
Section 12
203
Section 13
226
Section 14
237
Section 15
260
Section 16
270
Section 17
296
Section 18
319
Section 19
333

Section 9
139
Section 10
157
Section 11
167
Section 20
359
Section 21
383
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About the author (2010)

Jane Hamilton lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin. Her short stories have appeared in Harper's Magazine, and her first book, The Book of Ruth, was awarded the 1989 PENHemingway Foundation Award for best first novel. Seven years after its publication, The Book of Ruth was chosen for the Oprah Book Club, giving it a second life. In 1994 Hamilton published A Map of the World which became an international best seller, and in 1998, The Short History of a Prince, which won the Heartland Prize for Fiction, and was shortlisted for Britain's Orange Prize.


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