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Drowning Ruth.

Christina Schwarz

Drowning Ruth.

by Christina Schwarz

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Published by Ballantine Books. in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination338p. ;
Number of Pages338
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22016026M
ISBN 100345439104

Love, loss, guilt, lies—these are the narrative strands that run throughout this deftly woven tale of three women and a shocking turn of events that changes their lives forever. Hauntingly narrated and grippingly paced, Drowning Ruth is a remarkably accomplished and mesmerizing debut. Featured in Oprah's Book . Immediately download the Drowning Ruth summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Drowning Ruth.

Drowning Ruth Never thought I would enjoy this book from the write up. It really seemed like a "womens book" ladies don't take this the wrong way but it is a type of book that would appeal to women. Maybe that statement wasn't fair. I REALLY enjoyed the book regardless of my statement. An Oprah Book Club selection and bestseller in hardcover, "Drowning Ruth"--now in paperback--is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart. Schwarz's first novel explores themes of family love, sibling rivalry, duty, loyalty, and a possible murder/5(28).

Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful , The book opens by telling us that Ruth was drowned. An intriguing start, and the narrative from her Aunt Amanda does pull you in. There is a dead younger sister called Matilda who was Ruth's mother, and the story of their childhood on a farm in Wisconcin is interspersed with jumps in time and to a /5().


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Drowning Ruth is a complex and rewarding debut.” The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more/5(). Drowning Ruth is a mystery novel, but more than that it's a book of recovering from family trauma and grief.

Somewhat like The Lovely Bones without the Drowning Ruth. book elements, this book is one of moving on while simultaneously seeking the truth.

The characters are very basic, making it possible for almost any reader to relate to their struggle. I found the book really slow-paced and difficult to /5. “Gripping A story of deep family rivalries A remarkable debut.” –The New York Times Book Review “COMPELLINGThe immediately impressive thing about Drowning Ruth is not the author’s talent, though that is apparent within the first few pages, but the ambitious narrative scheme she’s devised to tell her tale.” –San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle4/4().

About the Book Drowning Ruth  is a haunting debut novel about the ties that bind families together and the insidious secrets that can rend them apart.

The year is The setting is a family home on Wisconsin's Lake Nagawaukee. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed.

A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, Christina Schwarz is the author of Drowning Ruth, a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, which was selected for Oprah’s Book Club, and Wes Craven optioned film rights for Miramax.

She lives in. Drowning Ruth is a historical novel by Drowning Ruth. book Schwarz. It also has elements of a mystery novel and a psychological thriller. Published init became an Oprah’s Book Club selection in September of that year.

Told using a non-linear structure, the narrative withholds key information about its central mystery until the final chapters. Drowning Ruth Christina Schwarz, Random House pp.

ISBN Summary Oprah Book Club Selection () Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed.

Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz gradually reveals how Ruth Sapphira Neumann, as she always believes, drowns at age three along with her mother Mathilda but is revived. Raised by Aunt Amanda, Ruth learns that her best friend is her half-sister, born the night of the tragedy, and that helps keep her from marrying the son of their common father.

Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut.

Winter, /5(). ""Ruth remembered drowning."" The first sentence of this brilliantly understated psychological thriller leaps off the page and captures the reader's imagination. In Schwarz's debut novel, brutal. Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed.

A mesmerizing and achingly beautifulAmanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War/5(46). Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed.

A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. about DROWNING RUTH. Furthermore, the book's literariness is not an edge, but rather like a constant drone bass that grounds the book throughout. It is the author's skill that keeps the whole thing together, that keeps the words from flying off the pages and us readers from flying off after them, as lost as poor Ruth.

Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautifulAmanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War/5(42).

The circumstances of that drowning are slowly revealed, and Schwarz avoids most of the pitfalls of the unravel-the-awful-secret genre.

Yes, there are plenty of awful secrets to share or hide. Yes, Ruth almost drowned too, and yes, Amanda was hiding an illegitimate. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.

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What type of man do you envision Ruth with. Drowning Ruth was an Oprah Book Club selection. Have you read any other Oprah picks. If so, how did this compare. From the Trade Paperback edition. Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of Ballantine Books. Any page references refer to a USA edition of the.

Did you find most of the main players in Drowning Ruth to be complicated and not easily categorized. Who intrigued you the most. Do you think the author skillfully built up the suspense of the fateful night on the lake.

Did you guess what would happen. Ruth and Amanda’s relationship is one of the most compelling elements of the novel. Drowning Ruth: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) by Christina Schwarz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

Publisher Description Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed.

A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, /5().Christina Schwarz is the author of five novels, including The Edge of the Earth and the Oprah Book Club selection Drowning and raised in rural Wisconsin, she lives in southern California.Find books like Drowning Ruth from the world’s largest community of readers.

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