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-?Beth E. Anderson, Ann Arbor Dist. Lib., Mich.
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I bought this book to reread it. The cultural context is somewhat dated (though not for me since it's the world I grew up in), but the characters are believable, likable, and... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Keith E. Welsh
While reading this book I felt a little as if the story had been tossed into a blender, spun around once or twice, then dumped back out again and glued to the cover. Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Mirrani
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I couldn't stand the characters. There wasn't enough plot. I kept hoping the book would get better, but it never did. I despised the main character. Read morePublished on March 17, 2010 by Karpinski
My first Jane Hamilton book, and from the reviews of Hamilton's other books, regretfully so. I don't have a problem with characters I don't particularly like, but I could barely... Read morePublished on January 27, 2009 by BreitBring
For a work of literary fiction from a much-published author, this is a disaster. Hamilton--like Sinclair Lewis at the end of his career--seems not to grasp that simply fabulating... Read morePublished on June 26, 2006 by Graham Christian
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Hamilton does what she does best, as always, makes us look at ourselves; our limitations, our own fears. Read morePublished on March 28, 2003
Without question, Jane Hamilton is one of my favorite authors (who could not be moved by "The Book of Ruth"? Read morePublished on March 12, 2002 by Michelle McDowell