Saving Ruth

Saving Ruth

Book - 2012
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A wonderful coming-of-age novel from Zoe Fishman, author of Balancing Acts, Saving Ruth tells the story of a fish-out-of-water young Jewish woman, returning to her Alabama hometown after a semester at a "Yankee college," only to discover that life--and she, herself--haven't really changed in the ways she'd hoped. Southern fiction with a pungent twist, Saving Ruth is a wonderfully evocative, delightfully engaging tale that, nonetheless, seriously addresses provocative issues like anorexia, family dynamics, and the racial and ethnic tensions of the Deep South.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2012
ISBN: 9780062059840
Branch Call Number: FIC Fish
Characteristics: 279p. ; 21 cm

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cmfrakes
Jul 18, 2016

Certainly not great literature. I found myself skimming through the last half of the book because the dialogue seemed unrealistic and was, frankly, annoying. The book attempts to address racism, eating disorders, and depression but I felt the author failed miserably.

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ckimmel
Jul 14, 2012

A nice summer read, although it is geared toward the teenage crowd. Ruth's family looks successful and normal on the outside, but the relationships are complicated and destructive on the inside. A good story, but very simply written.

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