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The Resource A Map of the World

A Map of the World

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A Map of the World
Title
A Map of the World
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Summary
Pen/Hemingway Award-winning novelist Jane Hamilton follows up her first success, The Book Of Ruth, with this spectacularly haunting 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 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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Hamilton, Jane
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
Label
A Map of the World
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OVERDRIVE:09e97882-6459-4753-ad86-54788bf03691
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307764065
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Map of the World
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:09e97882-6459-4753-ad86-54788bf03691
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307764065
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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