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Jane Hamilton

Biography

Jane Hamilton

Jane Hamilton lives, works and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction, and THE BOOK OF RUTH and A MAP OF THE WORLD were both chosen as Oprah Book Club picks and made into movies. Her short stories have appeared in Harper's Magazine.

Jane Hamilton

Books by Jane Hamilton

by Jane Hamilton - Fiction

Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave. Change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.