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The Resource A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton, (electronic resource)

A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton, (electronic resource)

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A Map of the World
Title
A Map of the World
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Jane Hamilton
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Language
eng
Summary
A Map of the World is the riveting story of how a single mistake can forever change the lives of everyone involved--in ways that are beyond imagination.One unremarkable June morning, Alice Goodwin is, as usual, trying to keep in check both her temper and her tendency to blame herself for her family's shortcomings. Six years ago, when the Goodwins took over the last dairy farm in the small Midwestern town of Prairie Center, they envisioned their home as a self-made paradise. But these days, as Alice is all too aware, her elder daughter Emma is prone to inexplicable fits of rage, her husband Howard distrusts her maternal competence, and Prairie Center's tight-knit suburban community shows no signs of warming to "those hippies who think they can run a farm." A loner by nature, Alice is torn between a yearning for solitude coupled with a deep need to be at the center of a perfect family.On this particular day, Emma has started the morning with a violent tantrum, her little sister Claire is eating pennies, and it is Alice's turn to watch her neighbor's two small girls as well as her own children. She absentmindedly steals a minute alone that turns into ten: time enough for a devastating accident to occur. Her neighbor's daughter Lizzie drowns in the farm's pond, and Alice- whose volatility and unmasked directness keep her on the outskirts of acceptance-becomes the perfect scapegoat. At the same time, a seemingly trivial incident from Alice's past resurfaces and takes on gigantic proportions, leading the Goodwins far from Lizzie's death into a maze of guilt and doubt culminating in a harrowing court trial and the family's shattering downfall
Summary
On a dairy farm in the midwest, Alice is watching her neighbor's daughter when she drowns in the pond. This marks the beginning of a series of events that turns Alice into a scapegoat and brings about her family's downfall
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1994.
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032094
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HCO
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1957 July 13-
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Hamilton, Jane
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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Fiction
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adult
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A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780795328510
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8e18396c-71c1-42fd-952d-1d3a2e13ad2f
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Adobe PDF eBook
Label
A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795328510
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8e18396c-71c1-42fd-952d-1d3a2e13ad2f
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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Adobe PDF eBook

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