[PDF] The Book of Ruth By Jane Hamilton – Anguillais.us

The Book of Ruth Winner Of The 1989 PEN Hemingway Foundation Award For Best First Novel, This Exquisite Book Confronts Real Life Issues Of Alienation And Violence From Which The Author Creates A Stunning Testament To The Human Capacity For Mercy, Compassion And Love.

[PDF] The Book of Ruth  By Jane Hamilton – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • The Book of Ruth
  • Jane Hamilton
  • English
  • 11 October 2018
  • 0385265700

    10 thoughts on “[PDF] The Book of Ruth By Jane Hamilton – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Here s what I m learning about myself I despise po country lit written by women.Is that terrible Does that make me a bad feminist In Country Hated it All these poor white trash stories about kids growin up harder n poorer than those other kids over there, wearing ugly clothes, and having lots of scrap metal in the yardyeah I just can t deal.Because these stories never GO anywhere It just sounds like a lot of whining through the front, middle, and back of life.As if whining was coura Here s what I m learning about myself I despise po country lit written by women.Is that terrible Does that make me a bad feminist In Country Hated it All these poor white trash stories about kids growin up harder n poorer than those other kids over there, wearing ugly clothes, and having lots of scrap metal in the yardyeah I just can t deal.Because these stories never GO anywhere It just sounds like a lot of whining through the front, middle, and back of life.As if whining was courage As if living poor every day was compelling courage.Look Being poor is rough I ve been poor It sucked.But a story has to DO something It can t be day after day, year after year o...


  2. says:

    I am really surprised by all of the negative reviews of this book I think it is so strange that the characters are discounted as white trash , their story thus, uninteresting or too dreary While the story is by no means a happy one it is highly engrossing and worth telling Hamilton s narrator Ruth is by turns despairing and joyful of life and Hamilton s writing manages to be lyrical and poetic, blunt and simple at the same time I personally like to connect with other people, to imagine what I am really surprised by all of the negative reviews of this book I think it is so strange that the characters are discounted as white trash , their story thus, uninteresting or too dreary While the story is by no means a happy one it is highly engrossing and worth telling Hamilton s narrator Ruth is by turns despairing and joyful of life and Hamilton s writing manages to be lyrical and poetic, blunt and simple at the same time I personally like to connect with other people, to imagine what it would be like to live in their skin, to know what forces shaped them into being who they are This includes white trash The story is very realistic and you come away feeling like you have read truths, if not about fictional characters then real people somewhere out there who are experiencing very similar lives If you are the type of person who is only happy reading stories that end happily ever after then steer clear of this book But if you are like me and can also find b...


  3. says:

    This is one of my all time favorite books It s a book that changes one s perspective on people and walking a mile in other s shoes before judging Did your school have one or two or maybekids that were just off easy targets for b...


  4. says:

    people complain about ruth being white trash, but i think they are missing the whole point putting yourself in a world not your own i grew to adore ruth as i experienced her small town world i found her ability to daydream and ...


  5. says:

    Noir par excellence The book just lost me, despite the picturesque, but dark dragging and dragging and dragging and dragging and dragging prose No oomph No spirit The first third of the book had me excited The next third had me counting the pages The last third was justof the monotonous same How long should we wait before the paint will dry on this wall of misery So Ruth was born in misery, which means Ruth will die in misery The end Just like that And the pity party will remain Noir par excellence The book just lost me, despite the picturesque, but dar...


  6. says:

    This is Jane Hamilton s first novel and it is a whopper It s the story of a small town girl and her struggles with growing up with a mother who s lost any compassion or sweetness and a brother she can t relate to This girl, Ruth, despite an intelligence that she s unaware of and so is everyone else, ends up marrying a dangerous, drug riddled fellow Throughout the story, which lags at times in Ruth s simple cadence, there are bits of foreshadowing of some life changing, terrible day So you ke This is Jane Hamilton s first novel and it is a whopper It s the story of a small town girl and her struggles with growing up with a mother who s lost any compassion or sweetness and a brother she can t relate to This girl, Ruth, despite an intelligence that she s unaware of and so is everyone else, ends up marrying a dangerous, drug riddled fellow Throughout the story, which lags at times in Ruth s simple cadence, there are bits of foreshadowing of some life changing, terrible day So you keep reading through 300 pages and the book s nearly finished and then it s there, and you re suprised and shocked and saddened even though you knew this terrible day was coming It doesn t exactly sneak up on you, this moment, but it does kind of knock you out.Hamilton, as with later books including A Map of The World, is good at writing about terrible things, trials of the soul A drowned child in that case I ...


  7. says:

    This book is quite sad but has an amazing voice The protagonist, Ruth, was never encouraged to do much with her life and has always been told she was not quite that bright However, she has some incredible insights into human nature and her story is very barebones Hamilton writes Ruth in such a way that her thoughts about the world are those that many of us have but never reveal because of social custom Ruth s ideas are often right on and her alleged stupidity allows her to state things in This book is quite sad but has an amazing voice The...


  8. says:

    Aside from being rather depressing at times, The Book of Ruth is an incredible story of family, loss and life.


  9. says:

    This is the story of a white trash girl named Ruth, her white trash mother and her white trash boyfriend husband with bad teeth It was very difficult to make it through this book because I didn t like any of the characters they were stagnant and annoying throughout Ruth had great potential but never realized any of it A bad story was made even worse when about 4 5 of the way through, there was suddenly a horrific and bloody scene that took about 4 pages of g...


  10. says:

    I gave this book four stars, but I can t say I actually enjoyed it I turned the pages out of a compulsive voyeurism, the way one might stick one s ear against the wall to eavesdrop on the dysfunctional family next door It s not that you enjoy hearing the domestic violence break out the screams, the profanity, the smashing of hurled glassware You just can t bring yourself to turn away, let alone turn up your own radio to drown it out Shhh Quiet They re at it again I agree with some of the I gave this book four stars, but I can t say I actually enjoyed it I turned the pages out of a compulsive voyeurism, the way one might stick one s ear against the wall to eavesdrop on the dysfunctional family next door It s not that you enjoy hearing the domestic violence break out the screams, the profanity, the smashing of hurled glassware You just can t bring ...

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