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    I haven't received the book yet I just received notice I had won 71411Still haven't received it 81711I still have not received this I

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    Upon receiving this novel this morning and by observing the blurb i am apsolutely facinated intregued by it hence i cannot wait to start reading It appears to be a novel that it society family driven that ecompases

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    This story is set between the lush coffee plantations of Papua New Guinea and the outback of New South Wales It commences in the 1950s and covers the period leading up to independence for Papua New Guinea However it only touches tantalisingly on the changing relationship between the native population and their Au

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    Review here 7 Full review coming soon I just finished this Couldn't put it down It's a combination of family saga and historical fiction with the same feeling that I got from the Poisonwood Bible Wow We are the product of our times The book in one sentence Ruth faces trial and tribulation while discovering the tr

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    Also posted on my blog Rinn ReadsI have to admit when I started out reading this book I wasn't particularly looking forward to it I'd just finished a load of sci fi and fantasy and was very much in the mood for some and the blurb o

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    I read pretty much all of this book in a night some of that was due to insomnia but a lot of it was because it's a very well written and enjoyable book Although I am very glad that I am not friends with Ruth because in the main it's a

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    I won my copy of this book through GoodReads First Reads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review So here goesI had a really good feeling about this book from the title cover and blurb on the back When I starte

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    I received this book as an Advanced Readers Copy I was a little confused at first because I wasn't sure what exactly was going on But it only took me a few pages to become engrossed in the story I grew up in the same time period so I could relate to a lot of what Ruth was going through But then Australia and South Wales and the s

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    How exciting I've won a copy of this book Will read it and review as soon as it arrives Thank you so muchI can do nothing other than give this wonderful new book 5 stars It twisted and turned constantly and I wond

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    I wasnt sure about this book at first There were a few graphic parts in the beginning that I didnt like After that it got really good

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From the lush Owen Stanley Ranges of Papua New Guinea to working class inner Sydney Ruth follows the story of its protagonist the only daughter of John and Alice Madison coffee plantation owners Set in the fifties and sixties Ruth struggles to rise above the stigma of being an unwed mother alone in a strange land Determined not to end up on the streets she I haven t received the book yet I just received notice I had won 71411Still haven t received it 81711I still have not received this I did get a message awhile back from the person listing the giveaway that mentioned the release date had been changed so hopefully soon 82911Well it looks like it was published September 1st so hopefully it will arrive soon Still have not received my copy 91411Now shows the release date as November 1stWell after over 3 Months I finally received my copy Hope it was worth waiting for 102111Started this morning 110911Ruth was born in a very remote coffee plantation in Papau New Guinea Since they were so remote her mother allowed her to play with the native children This was during a time of great racist divides She is sent off to school on the main land after becoming too friendly with a native boy She comes back for Christmas to a family in turmoil and event after event shapes Ruth s live for the next 15 years This book was a uick easy read There were parts where I had to slow down or reread a sentence or two because of the way they spoke and words they used I had a bit of a time understanding it I loved some of the characters and felt others fell flat The story was a little too predictable but some of the fun characters made that bearable Devils Paw (Imp, the lush Owen Stanley Ranges of Papua New Guinea Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to working class inner Sydney Ruth follows All Tied Up the story of its protagonist The Film Snob*s Dictionary the only daughter of John and Alice Madison coffee plantation owners Set in In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the fifties and sixties Ruth struggles Tea Environments and Plantation Culture to rise above 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the stigma of being an unwed mother alone in a strange land Determined not Survive by the Team to end up on Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the streets she I haven Washington! (Wagons West, t received Tennessee! (Wagons West, the book yet I just received notice I had won 71411Still haven Celebration! (Wagons West, t received it 81711I still have not received Texas! (Wagons West, this I did get a message awhile back from I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the person listing Revenge ni Miss Piggy the giveaway Breakfast Book that mentioned The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the release date had been changed so hopefully soon 82911Well it looks like it was published September 1st so hopefully it will arrive soon Still have not received my copy 91411Now shows Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the release date as November 1stWell after over 3 Months I finally received my copy Hope it was worth waiting for 102111Started A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery this morning 110911Ruth was born in a very remote coffee plantation in Papau New Guinea Since Card Concepts they were so remote her mother allowed her Schadenfreude to play with Emotional Victory the native children This was during a Still Life with Woodpecker time of great racist divides She is sent off Bo Knows Bo to school on Gender and Food the main land after becoming Radio Silence too friendly with a native boy She comes back for Christmas Finer Women to a family in Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down turmoil and event after event shapes Ruth s live for Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the next 15 years This book was a uick easy read There were parts where I had Crazy Horses Girlfriend to slow down or reread a sentence or Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium two because of Hannah Has Two Mommies the way Child Support they spoke and words 777 the Lost Blood they used I had a bit of a Know My Name time understanding it I loved some of Abandoned Alice the characters and felt others fell flat The story was a little Map My Heart too predictable but some of Scandal the fun characters made The Fashion Condition that bearable

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Debt ridden business into a thriving cotton farm Marlene is inspired by many authors including Patricia Shaw Maeve Binchy and Guy de Maupassant Ruth has elements of Lloyd Jones' Mr Pip Ruth Park's The Harp in the South and Patricia Shaw's The Feather and the Stone The novel will appeal to female readers interested in family relationships and cultural histo How exciting I ve won a copy of this book Will read it and review as soon as it arrives Thank you so muchI can do nothing other than give this wonderful new book 5 stars It twisted and turned constantly and I wondered just how much poor Ruth could endure If you enjoyed A Thousand Splendid Suns you ll enjoy this Being a gullible reader the twisting plot often surprised me which made it all the enjoyableIf this is the caliber of the Goodreads Giveaways I can t wait to read thank you for the opportunity of reading this fantastic novel Me Tawk Funny thriving cotton farm Marlene is inspired by many authors including Patricia Shaw Maeve Binchy and Guy de Maupassant Ruth has elements of Lloyd Jones' Mr Pip Ruth Park's The Harp in E.E. Cummings the South and Patricia Shaw's The Feather and Judgment Day the Stone The novel will appeal Bumperhead to female readers interested in family relationships and cultural histo How exciting I ve won a copy of The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas this book Will read it and review as soon as it arrives Thank you so muchI can do nothing other The Women on the Island than give Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques this wonderful new book 5 stars It How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal twisted and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (P.S.) turned constantly and I wondered just how much poor Ruth could endure If you enjoyed A Thousand Splendid Suns you ll enjoy Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, this Being a gullible reader The Witchs Coven the Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross twisting plot often surprised me which made it all Great Famine the enjoyableIf The Color of Night this is What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings the caliber of Pulse (Frank Quinn, the Goodreads Giveaways I can Obsession t wait The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico to read Simply Napkins thank you for The Unconscious Civilization the opportunity of reading The Complete Tightwad Gazette this fantastic novel

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Learns to live by her wits until circumstances take a turn for the worse To provide a better life for her son Stewart she takes up work in a distant town There she meets Lachlan McGrath the owner of Bryliambone station Life on the land is good to Ruth until fate turns her world upside down Faced with losing everything she sets to rebuilding her husband's Review here 7 Full review coming soon I just finished this Couldn t put it down It s a combination of family saga and historical fiction with the same feeling that I got from the Poisonwood Bible Wow We are the product of our times The book in one sentence Ruth faces trial and tribulation while discovering the truth about herself and her family in Papua New GuineaMy thoughts This is inspiring is historical and it hits home Ruth by Marlene S Lewis is a story is about an Australian woman who grew up in Papua New Guinea in the 1950 60s It is a life story of hardship and struggle steeped in an era of stormy civil rights clashes and colonialismRuth is the only daughter of coffee plantation owners John and Alice Madison Coming home to the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea after a term in boarding school she puzzles over why everyone is acting so strange Until she witnesses her mother thus Looks like the rain s going to set in Bert said as they glanced out through the trellis to watch the heavy downpour bucketing over the outbuildings Oh my goodness who on earth is that Myrtle said as her hand swept to her mouth Oh heavens above it s a white woman with no clo Everyone stared in horror There was Alice sitting on an oil drum in the pouring rainAnd with that dramatic ending on page 32 Marlene Lewis had me up until 200 amThe whole book is about Ruth from young woman to adulthood We follow her from one calamity to another innocent young girl pregnant young woman forced to deal with hardships way beyond her years settling down and finally reinventing herself I thought that the story would end there but no there is Believe me what this woman went through is nothing to scoff atRuth is a tough woman reminiscent of the pioneer women and anything life throws at her she deals with and moves on But she doesn t escape unscathed and she retains an emotional vulnerability that I am sure many people can relate to In the midst of all these trials Ruth relies heavily on her family and her friendships Marlene Lewis does a wonderful job of keeping Ruth and her reletionships both believable and inspiringWhat I found most fascinating about this book it is based on the history of Papua New Guinea a country that has a colonial past under the Dutch the British and the Australians during which this story is set in in the 1950s 60s This makes for the rich and rather explosive dynamics between the locals and the colonizers There is the master servant attitude with abuse commonplace accepted and even taken for the norm an unspoken segregation and discrimination a taboo of relationships between these two groups and lastly the conflicting views of either resignedness to or challenging the status uo Sidenote I grew up in the Philippines which also has a strong colonial past and the similarities resonate with me Ruth s naive picture of her idyllic life in Papua New Guinea is painfully shattered Without giving out too much information and spoiling things for you the milieu plays such a critical role in these truths it permeates these truths She finds out why her mother was acting so strangely that day the events that led to her father s suspicious death the reasons for her brother s longstanding hostility and the true identity of her beloved childhood sweetheart I was in probably in shock mode for the most part as I was learning history in a much realistic way through these characters lives First line Friday 14th December 1956 had arrived at lastRandom uote You know Ruthy Christmas can be one of the saddest times as you get older We lose people along the way of life people who have been special to us then Christmas comes and they aren t with us and it s like losing them all over again p 237Verdict This is an engrossing read which gives plenty of food for thought about womanhood family relationships and friendships and the cultures which shapes us into the people we become and the the lives we live I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers