I stumbled upon The Book of Ruthin a pile of books that my best friend dropped off for me to look through. She said I could keep what I wanted to read and donate the rest. Most I had already read, but a few were new to me so I set them aside to keep.
The Book of Ruth was one of those “keepers”. I held onto it for no other reason than I hadn’t read it before. Well, truth be told, I also have a penchant for any book that has been on Oprah’s Book Club list. About 90% of the time I really enjoy the books she chooses (and the times I don’t agree, I actually really, really HATE the book. The Corrections, anyone? Blech).
The front of the book also had this quote from Vogue:
An American beauty this book…The narrator of Jane Hamilton’s sensational first novel is a holy lusty innocent.”
Before even opening it I knew it was in first person and from the point of view of someone who was probably a victim.
I was right.
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