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."
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