A map of the world: A Novel

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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.
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Grouped Work ID 42bf4b35-ccbd-088d-95d9-4f15158eafef
Grouping Title map of the world
Grouping Author hamilton jane
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-13 05:26:25AM
Last Indexed 2019-07-20 04:41:11AM

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auth_author2 Critt, C. J.,, Muller, Frank, 1951-2008
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display_description A woman is falsely accused of molesting a child and goes to jail. The drama begins when Alice Goodwin, a school nurse in a small town in Wisconsin, has a moment of inattention while caring for children and one of them drowns, an occasion for the community to settle scores with an outsider. By the author of The Book of Ruth.
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publishDate 1994, 1995, 2010
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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), Children -- Death -- Fiction, Children -- Death -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Dairy farms -- Middle West -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Drowning -- Fiction, Drowning -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Electronic books, Farm life -- Middle West -- Fiction, Farm life -- Middle West -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Legal stories, Legal stories. -- Audiobooks (CD), Literary -- FICTION, Middle West -- Fiction, Middle West -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Sagas -- FICTION, Small Town & Rural -- FICTION
title_display A map of the world
title_full A Map of the World A Novel [eBook] Hamilton, Jane., A map of the world / Jane Hamilton, A map of the world [sound recording] / by Jane Hamilton
title_short A map of the world
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topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Children, Dairy farms, Death, Drowning, Farm life, Literary, Sagas, Small Town & Rural