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A Map of the World (Paperback, 1st Anchor Books ed): Jane Hamilton

A Map of the World (Paperback, 1st Anchor Books ed)

Jane Hamilton

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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.


Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 1999
First published: December 1999
Authors: Jane Hamilton
Dimensions: 205 x 134 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 389
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-72010-6
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-385-72010-6
Barcode: 9780385720106

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