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Although Lamb's protagonist is stalked by tragedy, she proves resilient. Similarly, Ruth Anne Boatwright is a study in courageousness as she deals with poverty and the sexual abuse of her stepfather in Allison's amazingly accomplished debut. A recent film (with the same title) directed by Angelica Huston was based on this novel.


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Allison spikes her critically acclaimed first novel, a National Book Award nominee, with pungent characters, and saturates it with a sense of its setting--Greenville, S.C. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.

Although Lamb's protagonist is stalked by tragedy, she proves resilient. Similarly, Ruth Anne Boatwright is a study in courageousness as she deals with poverty and the sexual abuse of her stepfather in Allison's amazingly accomplished debut. A recent film (with the same title) directed by Angelica Huston was based on this novel.