Seventeen year old Henry finds out his mother is having an affair. He fears what will happen when other family members find out. His father, a history teacher, seems not to know. His thirteen year old sister's fierce interest in Civil War enactments leaves her too distracted to see anything. Henry meets and detests the lover, Richard, a musician and violin maker.... The Book of Ruth
This is a wonderful book that portrays an ordinary small town women who has little self worth; due to her enviroment, and her mother's abrupt manner.
Ruth grows up in a small mid western town, Honey Creek. She has a mother who can not let go of the past, and all the hate and resentment she has stored, a father who skips out on the family, a brother who is a genius, a slut for a best friend, and a mentally ill husband. Ruth works as a spotter in...