The Book of Ruth Author:Jane Hamilton A sly and wistful, if harrowing, human comedy. Hamiltonis a new and original voice in fiction and one well worth listening to. - Boston Globe — Ms. Hamilton gives RUTH a humble dignity and allows her hope -- but it's not a heavenly hope. It's a common ne, caked with mud and held with gritted teeth. And it's probably the only kind that's w... more »orthing reading about.