A Map of the World: A Novel

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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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interesting - different than I expected. Woman jailed for a crime she didn't commit during time when she was having a breakdown, and story told from her and husband's perspective Read full review

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Advice on novel writing wholeheartedly agrees that the protagonist needs to be a sympathetic character, as well as someone interesting and involved in some opening action that will grab the reader. I ... Read full review

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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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