Hated this so much, and not because of its dark subject matter. After finishing this book I ripped each and every page out and shredded the entire book. That was the only part of reading this that was enjoyable. Like the previous Hamilton book I read, When Madeline Was Young, this too bored me to sleep.
What I learned from The Book of Ruth: Jane Hamilton cannot write an interesting story to save her life, and that I should have pulled the bookmark out after 20 pages. And there was a reason why the used book store bad a boatload of copies of this that they were practically giving away.