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Publisher -  Black Swan
Edition - 1999 
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 637 
Condition - Used (Good Condition)

Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a 'difficult' woman. By no means is she conventionally 'nice', but she will never be forgotten. her story is told in three parts, each focusing on a critical time in her life. When we fist meet her--on Long Island in the summer of 1958--Ruth is only four.

the second time we meet Ruth it is in 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career. She distrusts her judgement in men, for good reason. The book closes in 1995 when Ruth is forty-one years old, a widow and a mother. She's about to fall in love for the first time.