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Book Information: Map of the World, a

Map of the World, a (1994) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple" because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school.

But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins' pond while under Alice's care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will.

Original title: A Map of the World
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Map of the World, a

Map of the World, a (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "It takes a writer of rare power and discipline to carry off an achievement like A Map of the World. Hamilton proves here that she is one of the best." Newsweek
  • "Hamilton's chillingly accurate prose keeps her fine novel buoyant. She is superb in her observation of the natural world and in her examination of psychological nuance." The Washington Post
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Manifested in:

Map of the World, a (December 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780385720106
Dimensions: 8.05 x 5.19 x .84 in
Pages: 400

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