Thursday, June 03, 2010

Drowning Ruth

This is an okay book written by Christina Schwarz. In 1919, Amanda spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. Finding herself suddenly overwhelmed, she flees Milwaukee and retreats to her family’s farm on Nagawaukee Lake in Wisconsin, seeking comfort with her younger sister, Mathilda, and three-year-old niece, Ruth. Almost one year later, Amanda loses nearly everything that is dearest to her when her sister disappears and is later found beneath the ice that covers the lake. When Mathilda’s husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled himself, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm. Amanda has kept secret most of the details of that fateful night, but years later they finally come out.

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