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The Book of Ruth Summary
Jane Hamilton

Everything you need to understand or teach Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton.

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The Book of Ruth Summary

Plot Summary

The Book of Ruth is the debut novel by celebrated writer Jane Hamilton. Ruth is a small town girl who grew up in the shadow of a controlling mother. Ruth's little brother is highly intelligent and she often falls in comparison, causing her to grow up searching for someone who can see past her shortcomings and love what is left. Ruth finds this in Ruby Dahl. It does not matter to Ruth that Ruby will not get a job, that Ruby spends all his money on beer and drugs, or that he cannot get along with her mother, May. All Ruth can see is that Ruby loves her and that is enough, until the day it is not. The Book of Ruth is a poignant, heartbreaking story of one woman's attempt to understand the tragedies of life and how her simple desire to be loved leads to the...

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