Book Review of The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth
Author: Jane Hamilton
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6


None are so blind as those who do not wish to see. Ruth, the unreliable narrator of this sad tale, lives this maxim throughout her life. "The book of Ruth" is an uncomfortable reminder of how we can be blind when we want something bad enough'even if that thing is an unwise choice. With success, Jane Hamilton places the reader in the mind of a disturbed young woman; somehow Hamilton creates sympathy for the undesirable characters in this novel. Definitely a triumph for the author's first book.