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Drowning Ruth - (Oprah's Book Club) by Christina Schwarz (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Series Title: Oprah's Book Club

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Christina Schwarz

Language: English

TCIN: 80423535
UPC: 9780345439109
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2442

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"POWERFUL . . . SUSPENSEFUL . . . RICHLY TEXTURED . . . [A] CHILLING, PRECOCIOUSLY GOOD START TO A BRIGHT NEW NOVELIST'S CAREER."
-The New York Times

"[A] gripping psychological thriller . . . In the winter of 1919, a young mother named Mathilda Neumann drowns beneath the ice of a rural Wisconsin lake. The shock of her death dramatically changes the lives of her daughter, troubled sister, and husband. . . . Told in the voices of several of the main characters and skipping back and forth in time, the narrative gradually and tantalizingly reveals the dark family secrets and the unsettling discoveries that lead to the truth of what actually happened the night of the drowning. . . . Schwarz certainly succeeds at keeping the reader engrossed."
-FRANCINE PROSE
Us Weekly

"DEFT AND ASSURED . . . [WITH] STRONG CHARACTERS AND A PLOT LONG ON TENSION AND SURPRISES."
-Time

"A strong sense of portent and unusually vivid characters distinguish this mesmerizing first novel about horrifying family secrets and nearly annihilating guilt. Drowning Ruth is a complex and rewarding debut."
-ANITA SHREVE
Author of The Pilot's Wife

"RIVETING . . . A VERY SUSPENSEFUL TALE, ONE THAT WILL KEEP READERS UP SHIVERING IN THE NIGHT."
-USA Today

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