A Map of the World: A Novel (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
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 to be a journey through grief and recovery, and was taken aback when Alice became a target for additional vendettas and accusations. The book explores the thoughts, hearts and emotions of Alice and her husband Howard as the family tries to stabilize itself in a world quickly and dramatically off-kilter. The writing is evocative and lyrical in many spots, bringing into clarity many different landscapes - the family farm, the jail, the new home. It's characterizations are vivid and insightful. A very good book.
Review: A Map of the WorldUser Review - Amy Newburn - Goodreads
After I read the first few chapters, I was sorry I started this book. It was heavy, depressing, and there were parts that were downright hard to read. But at the same time I knew I had to find out ... Read full review