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A Map of the World Summary
Jane Hamilton

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A Map of the World Summary

Plot Summary

A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton depicts from the perspectives of wife and husband the trauma of the death of a child, jailing on charges of child molestation, alienation from the community, and eventual acquittal.

Alice Goodwin is expecting a pleasant summer free from work as a school nurse when she gets distracted and a neighbor's child in her care drowns in the lake on the farm property owned by her and husband Howard. Alice is consumed by guilt and shuts out Howard. Howard desperately needs her to snap out of it and resume caring for their young children, Emma and Claire. She makes a scene, fleeing Lizzy Collins' funeral and cannot face her best friend, Lizzy's grieving mother, Theresa. Rallying to the point of attending a school board meeting about her job, Alice again flees to the restroom and then the school property. Between these...

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