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Jane Hamilton

Autor(a) de A Map of the World

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About the Author

Jane Hamilton was born in 1957. She is the author of The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction. A Map of the World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year was named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, The Miami Herald, and mostrar mais People. Both The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World have been selections of Oprah's Book Club. A Map of the World was recently made into a major motion picture, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore. Her work, The Short History of a Prince, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. She lives in Rochester, Wisconsin. (Bowker Author Biography) Jane Hamilton was born on July 13, 1957. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College in 1979. In 1983, two of her short stories, My Own Earth and Aunt Marj's Happy Ending, were published in Harper's Magazine. Aunt Marj's Happy Ending later appeared in The Best American Short Stories 1984. Her first novel, The Book of Ruth, won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, and the Wisconsin Library Association Banta Book Award and was an Oprah's Book Club selection in 1996. Her second novel, A Map of the World, was also an Oprah's Book Club selection. Her other works include The Short History of a Prince, Disobedience, When Madeline Was Young, and Laura Rider's Masterpiece. In 2000, she was named a Notable Wisconsin Author by the Wisconsin Library Association. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Jane Hamilton

Associated Works

Catfantastic IV (1996) — Contribuinte — 273 cópias
Milwaukee Noir (2019) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents (2019) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Playing Games (2023) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Cluck: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks (2012) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias


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The Short History Of A Prince, Jane Hamilton em World Reading Circle (Agosto 2013)
Young boy drowns in neighbors pond em Name that Book (Julho 2011)


The right book during a tragedy

While reading this book, my house burned down. Nothing was left, including this book. Several days after the tragedy I went to the public library and took it out. My whole perception of the book changed. Hamilton really touched my soul with the story of a husband and wife who lose every thing, and try to rebuild.
Chrissylou62 | outras 59 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Well written book but to depressing! This could be anyone’s true story!
MommaTAS | outras 59 resenhas | Mar 22, 2024 |
I'm not sure how to feel about this book. I was transfixed for the first 50 or so pages by both the story and the style of writing. It was like reading the diary of a 12 year old; not very challenging, but amusing and slightly insightful. Then the narrator gets older (and older) and continues to write like a 12 year old. After a while the constant changes in tenses and dumb stuff she says starts to get annoying. I kept wondering if anything was going to happen, if any of the characters were gonna make me feel anything. Eventually, with about 35 pages left, something happens that made it interesting again for a few pages. Then it goes right back to boring.

The Book of Ruth won awards, so I guess some people thought it was good. It wasn't the worst way to pass a couple of days while I was at home sick with covid, but my life would have been perfectly fine without ever having picked it up
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bookonion | outras 50 resenhas | Mar 9, 2024 |
Sad story written in first person. Ruth tells about her young life, raised to feel stupid and unable to live life on her own.
bentstoker | outras 50 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |



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