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Jane Hamilton

Autor/a de A Map of the World

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Jane Hamilton was born in 1957. She is the author of The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction. A Map of the World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year was named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, The Miami Herald, and mostra'n més People. Both The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World have been selections of Oprah's Book Club. A Map of the World was recently made into a major motion picture, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore. Her work, The Short History of a Prince, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. She lives in Rochester, Wisconsin. (Bowker Author Biography) Jane Hamilton was born on July 13, 1957. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College in 1979. In 1983, two of her short stories, My Own Earth and Aunt Marj's Happy Ending, were published in Harper's Magazine. Aunt Marj's Happy Ending later appeared in The Best American Short Stories 1984. Her first novel, The Book of Ruth, won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, and the Wisconsin Library Association Banta Book Award and was an Oprah's Book Club selection in 1996. Her second novel, A Map of the World, was also an Oprah's Book Club selection. Her other works include The Short History of a Prince, Disobedience, When Madeline Was Young, and Laura Rider's Masterpiece. In 2000, she was named a Notable Wisconsin Author by the Wisconsin Library Association. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Kevin Horan, 2006.

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This book was good but not great; it always seemed like it was on the verge of something but never getting there.
lschiff | Hi ha 47 ressenyes més | Sep 24, 2023 |
I think it would make more sense to read this later in life. Having read it during my senior year of high school, I wish I would have read it later.

I will probably give this a go again in a few years.
CaitlinDaugherty | Hi ha 47 ressenyes més | Aug 28, 2023 |
Achingly like life, Hamilton writes of pain with beauty. While depressed by the tragedy Alice unwittingly generates for herself and her family, I kept reading; I admit I wanted closure, am slightly compulsive about finishing what I've started, but also found the prose fluid. The story unfolds in a way that allows readers to feel many of the surprises and shocks as the characters themselves do.
rebwaring | Hi ha 57 ressenyes més | Aug 14, 2023 |
Such a frustrating read! I felt so deeply for all of the characters and wanted so badly for things to turn out differently and for the characters to find their way out of the traps they lived in! I cried for them all and it left me feeling helpless.
LynnHansen | Hi ha 47 ressenyes més | Feb 19, 2023 |



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