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  • 22 November 2019
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Ruth AUTHOR Marlene S. Lewis characters Ù 104 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

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Ruth AUTHOR Marlene S. Lewis characters Ù 104 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 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 started reading I was a bit worried it might not live up to it s potential At the beginning the book didn t seem to flow right to me But before I knew it I was fully engrossed in the tragedy and journey of the story I think the author got better and confident at the book went on and I must say I did rather enjoy reading the book I guessed Ruth s father s secret pretty early on But there were plenty of plot surprises along the way to keep me reading on I felt all loose ends were tied up in a satisfactory way I would like to read from this author

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Ruth AUTHOR Marlene S. Lewis characters Ù 104 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