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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher G K Hall & Co
Publication date March 1, 1995
Pages 574
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780783811895
ISBN-10 0783811896
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.95
Other format details large print
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwin's pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the author of the widely acclaimed The Book of Ruth comes a harrowing, heartbreaking drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives.

The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple" because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school.

But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins' pond while under Alice's care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing of a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will.

A vivid human drama of guilt and betrayal, A Map of the World chronicles the intricate geographies of the human heart and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain.  The result is a piercing drama about family bonds and a disappearing rural American life.


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Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385473101 Book cover for 9780385500760 Book cover for 9780783811895
 
from Doubleday (December 1, 1999)
9780385500760 | details & prices | 10.00 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $24.95
About: While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town
The price comparison is for this edition
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (March 1, 1995)
9780783811895 | details & prices | 574 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $25.95
About: While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwin's pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family
from Doubleday (June 1, 1994)
9780385473101 | details & prices | 389 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $22.00
About: While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385473118 Book cover for 9780385720106
 
from Anchor Books (December 1, 1999)
9780385720106 | details & prices | 389 pages | 4.75 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.95
About: While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town
With Valeri P. Frolov, Andrei Zelnikov | Reprint edition from Anchor Books (June 1, 1995)
9780385473118 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $12.95
This edition also contains Introduction to Black Hole Physics
About: Praised by reviewers for its intimate portrayal of the minds of its characters, a novel by the author of The Book of Ruth chronicles one family's decay through guilt and betrayal.
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Bantam Audio (June 1, 1995)
9780553473742 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.99
About: While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606181259
 
from Demco Media (April 1, 1999); titled "Map of the World"
9780606181259 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.40
This edition also contains Map of the World
About: While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613289443
 
from Turtleback Books (September 1, 1999)
9780613289443 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $25.70
About: While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town

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