Idaho

Idaho

A Novel

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A tale told from multiple perspectives traces the complicated relationship between Ann and Wade on a rugged landscape and how they came together in the aftermath of his first wife's imprisonment for a violent murder.
Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho. With her husband's memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade's first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters. Through multiple perspectives we gradually learn of the mysterious and shocking act that fractured Wade and Jenny's lives, as Ann becomes determined to understand the family she never knew-- and to take responsibility for them, reassembling their lives, and her own.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780812994049
0812994043
Branch Call Number: RUSKOVICH
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 25 cm

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It is a slow-burn mystery story and also a beautifully written story about friendship, marriage, memories and redemption. AL_KASEY


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KatG613
Sep 05, 2017

Could not get passed the first 100 pages of this book ... the narrative was confusing, and it was never really clear what the main thread of the story was. Mostly it seemed to be a study in guilt, and how it can effect a person over the long term. Around page 100 I just gave up and moved on.

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gatorman1969
Jun 07, 2017

This book was a huge disappointment, after all the media hype. I kept waiting to find out why the mother killed her daughter and what happened to the older daughter; these were the central issues of the story. The author didn't answer either question. On a larger, overall issue, the author wants us to sympathize with the mother after she brutally kills her daughter; this is just too much to accept as a believeable ending.

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cb0777
Mar 01, 2017

terrible book. very convoluted, all kinds of plots going on with no closure at the end. i strongly don't recommend this book

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bronteside
Feb 25, 2017

So excited to reccomend this novel...Emily Ruskovich's debut novel.
This story of family is cut with such a balance of light and darkness...it is simply
Heartbreaking.
E.R. Reminds me of Alice Munro ,and Robin Black.
Her talent is large; truly a gifted storyteller .
If you only like chronological lines in your reading..this isn't for you.
If you only like certainty or ready answers ..not for you.
For a book group ..this choice would ignite discussion.
Read it for yourself , then share, share, share!

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