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Author Fishman, Zoe.

Title Saving Ruth / Zoe Fishman.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow & Co, [2012]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC FIS    AVAILABLE
 Manteno PL Adult Fiction - MNBB-2  F FISHMAN    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F FISHMAN    AVAILABLE
 Peotone PL Adult Fiction - PEBB-2  F FIS    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-1  FIC FISHMAN    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Fiction - SEBB-3  FIC FISHMAN    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  FIC FIS    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 279 pages, 16 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes P.S.: Insights, Interviews & More (additional paging).
Summary When Ruth returns home to the South for the summer after her freshman year at college, a near tragedy pushes her to uncover family truths and take a good look at the woman she wants to become. Growing up in Alabama, all Ruth Wasserman wanted was to be a blond Baptist cheerleader. But as a curly-haired Jew with a rampant sweet tooth and a smart mouth, this was an impossible dream. Not helping the situation was her older brother, David, a soccer star whose good looks, smarts, and popularity reigned at school and at home. College provided an escape route and Ruth took it. Now home for the summer, she's back lifeguarding and coaching alongside David, and although the job is the same, nothing else is. She's a prisoner of her low self-esteem and unhealthy relationship with food, David is closed off and distant in a way he's never been before, and their parents are struggling with the reality of an empty nest. When a near drowning happens on their watch, a storm of repercussions forces Ruth and David to confront long-ignored truths about their town, their family, and themselves.
Subject Jews -- Alabama -- Fiction.
Eating disorders -- Fiction.
Families -- Alabama -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
ISBN 9780062059840 paperback
006205984X paperback

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