Book Reviews of The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth
Author: Jane Hamilton
ISBN-13: 9780395866504
ISBN-10: 0395866502
Publication Date: 12/1996
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Throughout this book, the narrator hints at a big event. She teases it, dances around it, and keeps us wondering. But personally, I found the "event" unsurprising, over-written, and frankly, disappointing. If you like a straightforward read, skip over "The Book of Ruth."
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book,tells the story as if sitting down for coffee together.Enjoy this.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a terrific book. I could not put it down. Wonderful must read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a little too deep for me. I didn't like it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book which shows a girls struggle to grow up and survive in a troubled disjointed family. She goes through many trials and tribulations but there is hope at the end of the story.
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Good characterization keeps you turning the pages but a melodramatic, cliched ending keeps the book from having much impact. I really like the 1st half of this book, the 2nd half, not so much.
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I expected a little more. It is a great idea and the characters are very interesting. However, as a whole, the book wasn't very engaging and the plot dragged. On a whole, I'd rate it "average."
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This is a paperback. Winner of the Pen/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award. "Ms Hamilton gives Ruth a humble dignity and allows her hope - but it's not a heavenly hope. It's a common one, caked with mud and held with gritted teeth. And it's probably the only kind that's worth reading about." NY Times Book Review
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paperback
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This is a soft cover book. I hit repost and realized that it had hardcover listed.
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this is NOT the hardcover, it's paperback.
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THIS IS A PAPERBACK BOOK!