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A Map of the World: A Novel (Oprahs Book Club)
A Map of the World: A Novel (Oprahs Book Club) Jane Hamilton 0385720106 9780385720106 From the author of the widely acclaimedThe Book of Ruthcomes a harrowing, heartbreaking drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever chan
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A Map of the World: A Novel (Oprahs Book Club) by Jane Hamilton

From the author of the widely acclaimedThe Book of Ruthcomes a harrowing, heartbreaking drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives. The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as that hippie couple because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school. But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbors two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins pond while under Alices care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing of a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will. A vivid human drama of guilt and betrayal,A Map of the Worldchronicles the intricate geographies of the human heart and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain.The result is a piercing drama about family bonds and a disappearing rural American life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author: Jane Hamilton

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 400

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 1999-12-03

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