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The Resource Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz

Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz

Label
Drowning Ruth
Title
Drowning Ruth
Statement of responsibility
Christina Schwarz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the winter of 1919, Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. Suddenly overwhelmed, she flees to her sister Mathilda and 3-year-old niece Ruth at the family's farm on Nagawaukee Lake. Soon Amanda sees that her old home is no refuge - she has carried her troubles with her. One terrible night, her sister mysteriously disappears and is later discovered drowned beneath the lake ice. When Mathilda's husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm, assuming her responsibility with a frightening intensity. Ruth, growing up haunted by her own memory of that fateful night, gradually becomes aware of the odd events of her childhood. She reveals the mounting toll that her aunt's secrets exact from her family until the heartrending truth is uncovered
Summary
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 young niece, Ruth
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
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054517
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schwarz, Christina
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Drowning victims
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Farm life
  • Sisters
  • Wisconsin
Target audience
adult
Label
Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm45376089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781568959597
Lccn
00053447
System control number
(Sirsi) ADA-3897
Label
Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz
Publication
Control code
ocm45376089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781568959597
Lccn
00053447
System control number
(Sirsi) ADA-3897

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