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ISBN13: 9780385720106
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Jeane, April 2, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
This quietly haunting story is about Alice, Howard, and their two daughters. They've recently moved to a small midwestern town to follow Howard's dream of being a dairy farmer. Unfortunately, Alice soon alienates the local people against her. Right as the story unfolds, her best friend and neighbors' daughter drowns in her backyard pond. Then she is accused of sexually abusing a child at the school where she works as a nurse. On the one hand dealing with profound guilt over a child's death, and on the other facing a courtroom full of people who think she's committed the most sordid act against another child, Alice struggles to hold onto her sanity and keep her family together while facing the ostracism of the entire town. This book can be depressing and heart-wrenching, or a startling clear look at how one small mistake can trigger other events and escalate into an unforseen catastrophe.
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Jennifer Kulman, June 18, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Kulman)
I was really looking forward to this book based on the summary. It could have been an excellent book, but it was too drawn out and characters were too unlikeable. I really lost interest mid-way through and had to force myself to continue. I think I would have liked it had been more fast paced, and less of what the characters were thinking about. Pretty boring.
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Jena, November 6, 2006 (view all comments by Jena)
This book had its moments. Maybe it would have had more, but I stopped reading 2/3 of the way through. I couldn't muster enough concern about Alice or her husband or their children to make the last third of the book worthwhile. I don't even care whether Alice did it or not.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720106
Author:
Hamilton, Jane
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
Wisconsin
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Drowning
Subject:
Dairy farms.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Oprah's Book Club (Paperback)
Series Volume:
UR-072
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.05x5.19x.84 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385720106 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hamilton's chillingly accurate prose keeps her fine novel buoyant. She is superb in her observation of the natural world and in her examination of psychological nuance."
"Review" by , "Jane Hamilton has removed all doubts that she belongs among the major writers of our time."
"Review" by , "Stunning prose and unforgettable characters...an enthralling tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying ways our lives can spin out of control."
"Review" by , "It takes a writer of rare power and discipline to carry off an achievement like A Map of the World. Hamilton proves here that she is one of the best."
"Review" by , "Ms. Hamilton has done a nimble job of showing us how precarious the illusion of safety and security really is."
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