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This is a reissue of one of the prolific British author's mysteries, first published in England in 1973. Clarke's narrator, Ruth, relives her haunted growing years and the torments she felt because no one would tell her the truth about her missing mother, also called Ruth. The orphan runs away from guardians and lies to a man she meets, telling him she's a student at St. MThis is a reissue of one of the prolific British author's mysteries, first published in England in 1973. Clarke's narrator, Ruth, relives her haunted growing years and the torments she felt because no one would tell her the truth about her missing mother, also called Ruth. The orphan runs away from guardians and lies to a man she meets, telling him she's a student at St. Margaret's, where professor West escorts her. The headmistress, Miss Murry, who knew Ruth's mother when she was a student there, allows the girl to stay and becomes her foster mother, asking Ruth to call her Nan. Bit by bit, Ruth inveigles information from Nan, which is revealed to be false in the mystery's shocking finale. During succeeding events, hints about strange relationshipsbetween West and Miss Murry, between the girl and everyone elseare introduced as side issues that eventually prove meaningless, and irksome to boot. But a more serious failing lies in the character of the heroine; she is querulous, unkind, thankless and self-dramatizing. While the natural inclination is to sympathize with the orphan, readers may instead feel for Ruth's generous benefactors. Doubleday Book Club dual main selection; Mystery Guild alternate. ...

Title : My Search for Ruth
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ISBN : 9781557731937
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
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My Search for Ruth Reviews

  • Rachel
    2018-10-27 16:24

    I really want to read this book again, because it blew me away as a fifth-grader. I don't remember much of the story, except that the girl was searching for her mother and encountered a few very interesting characters along the way. What I remember clearly, though, is the scene depicted on the cover featured on this site: the girl goes into the boat house, sits against the wall, and says "Memory, do your worst," or something along those lines.

  • Mazzou B
    2018-10-31 11:24

    Picked up this book for free somewhere. It was okay; not as gruesome or troublesome as you'd expect. Not much of a powerful message though. It was touching and helped to understand children in that predicament but nothing life-changing.