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The Resource Saving Ruth, Zoe Fishman

Saving Ruth, Zoe Fishman

Label
Saving Ruth
Title
Saving Ruth
Statement of responsibility
Zoe Fishman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. Ruth's resumed lifeguarding and coaching alongside her brother 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
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
Theme
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115303
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fishman, Zoe
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Eating disorders
  • College students
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Saving Ruth, Zoe Fishman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes interview with the author and extras
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19731116
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
279 pages, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062059840
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Saving Ruth, Zoe Fishman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes interview with the author and extras
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19731116
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
279 pages, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062059840
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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