- ISBN: 9780307484055 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 030748405X (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2008.
|General Note:|| "Oprah's book club."
|Summary, etc.:|| Worn out from nursing soldiers at a Milwaukee hospital and struggling to recover from a traumatic love affair, Amanda Starkey returns to her family's rural Wisconsin farm to stay with her beloved sister, Mattie, and a young niece, Ruth. 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.
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