Drowning Ruth

by Christina Schwarz | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0345446682 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmelydiawing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 2/8/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, February 08, 2016
Picked up at The Book Thing of Baltimore, Maryland.

I have surprisingly little to say about this book. It kept my attention at a time when I had little else to do but read, but it was not a real page turner. The secrets that come out among the characters were worth the wait, the characters themselves were fairly three-dimensional, and the description of rural Wisconsin in the first half of the 20th century was compelling. The ending, however, was a bit of a letdown, even though it appeared to be implying a kind of happy ending. I think my problem was that I felt dislike for Amanda rather than the sympathy I imagine the author was attempting to invoke. I felt she was obsessive and selfish from the very beginning. Her remorse about the death of her sister was not convincing and I did not care much about what happened to her, even though she was basically the main character. The rest of the story was good, and perhaps another reader would empathize more with the possessive Amanda than I did.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmelydiawing at Starbucks (Frontier Drive) in Springfield, Virginia USA on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (3/13/2016 UTC) at Starbucks (Frontier Drive) in Springfield, Virginia USA

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Taking to the BCinDC meetup. If no one claims it, it'll go on the OBCZ shelf.

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, March 13, 2016
I selected this book today at a BCinDC meet-up in the Springfield, Virginia, Starbucks that hosts our OBCZ (Official BookCrossing Zone) which is free BookCrossing book exchange shelf located at the front of the cafe.

Thank you for this book!

I read this book quite a few years ago, but I did not make any notes about it after I read it. I remember liking it, though.

Happy reading!

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 3 yrs ago (12/11/2016 UTC) at BC-DC Meetup in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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I'm releasing this book for the book buffet at the Annual Holiday BookCrossing party at the home of authorauthor.

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I'm releasing this book for the following BookCrossing challenge:

*** The What's in a Name Release Challenge December 2016 hosted by DragonGoddess . This book has the name RUTH in the title.

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Journal Entry 7 by authorauthor at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, April 16, 2017
Another one I just found in a box of books I didn't know I had! This Oprah's Book Club selection and bestseller deals with the aftermath of the drowning of a young mother beneath the ice of a Wisconsin lake.

Released 3 yrs ago (4/23/2017 UTC) at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA

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