9780385720106-0385720106-A Map of the World: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)

A Map of the World: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)

ISBN-13: 9780385720106
ISBN-10: 0385720106
Author: Hamilton, Jane
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Anchor
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780385720106
ISBN-10: 0385720106
Author: Hamilton, Jane
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Anchor
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hamilton, Jane wrote A Map of the World: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) comprising 400 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0385720106 and 9780385720106. Since then A Map of the World: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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From the author of the widely acclaimed The Book of Ruth comes a harrowing, heartbreaking drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives.

The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple" because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school.

But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins' pond while under Alice's care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing of a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will.

A vivid human drama of guilt and betrayal, A Map of the World chronicles the intricate geographies of the human heart and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain. The result is a piercing drama about family bonds and a disappearing rural American life.

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