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Drowning Ruth

Author: Christina Schwarz
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Ballantine Books edView all editions and formats
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Worn out from nursing soldiers at a Milwaukee hospital and struggling to recover from a traumatic love affair, Amanda Starkey returns to her family's rural Wisconsin farm to stay with her beloved sister, Mattie, and a young niece, Ruth. An Oprah Book Club selection and bestseller in hardcover, Drowning Ruth, now in paperback, is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Schwarz
ISBN: 0345439104 : 9780345439109
OCLC Number: 47654003
Notes: "Oprah's book club"--Cover.
Includes a reading group discussion guide.
Description: xii, 346 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Christina Schwarz.

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Worn out from nursing soldiers at a Milwaukee hospital and struggling to recover from a traumatic love affair, Amanda Starkey returns to her family's rural Wisconsin farm to stay with her beloved sister, Mattie, and a young niece, Ruth. An Oprah Book Club selection and bestseller in hardcover, Drowning Ruth, now in paperback, is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart. Schwarz's first novel explores themes of family love, sibling rivalry, duty, loyalty, and a possible murder.

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