By Jane Hamilton
From the writer of the generally acclaimed The e-book of Ruth comes a harrowing, heartbreaking drama a couple of rural American kinfolk and a disastrous occasion that endlessly adjustments their lives.
The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little ladies, Emma and Claire, live to tell the tale a dairy farm in Wisconsin. even supposing suspiciously appeared by way of their associates as "that hippie couple" as a result of their well-educated, city heritage, Howard and Alice think they've got discovered a resource of emotional energy within the farm, he tending the barn whereas Alice works as a nurse within the neighborhood undemanding school.
But their peaceable lifestyles is shattered in the future whilst a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns within the Goodwins' pond whereas less than Alice's care. affected by the coincidence, Alice descends even additional into darkness whilst she is accused of sexually abusing of a pupil on the trouble-free university. quickly, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and nearly as good as convicted within the eyes of a suspicious group. As a toddler, Alice designed her personal map of the realm to discover her bearings. Now, as an grownup, she needs to locate her method back, via a maze of lies, doubt and sick will.
A vibrant human drama of guilt and betrayal, A Map of the World chronicles the complex geographies of the human center and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain. The result's a piercing drama approximately family members bonds and a disappearing rural American lifestyles.
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There's no money in it, but I think it is my duty to do my best for Uncle Sam. The one thing that bothered me was how to get a view of the airship at night. " "Oh, Tom, I hate to think of you going away from home again," said his father a bit sadly. "Don't worry, father. I'm not going far this time. Only to the Canadian border, and that's only a few hundred miles. But I want to see if I can cut the current off, and turn it on again. " Tom shut off the current from the dynamo, and the powerful beam of light died out.
Damon, as he walked beside Tom and Koku to the airship. Ned had switched off the big light on a signal from the young inventor. " answered Tom. "But what did he want? What was he doing? " "He wanted to put my searchlight out of commission," responded our hero. " And this theory was borne out by Mr. Whitford, who, on calling the next morning, was told of the occurrence of the night. Koku related how he had found it uncomfortable in his bunk, and had gone out on deck for air. There, half dozing, he heard a stealthy step.
A look of surprise came over his face. "Look here! Mr. Whitford," he cried. " For, staring at Tom, in big printed letters, on a white sheet of paper, was this message: "If you know what is good for you, Tom Swift, you had better clear out. If you don't your airship will burned, and you may get hurt. We'll burn you in mid−air. Beware and quit. " "Ha! " cried Tom. " and he crumpled the anonymous warning in his hand. CHAPTER XIII. " cried Mr. Whitford. CHAPTER XIII. " asked Tom, in some surprise. "Don't destroy that letter.