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'Ruth' author to speak at college

NORTHFIELD -- Best-selling novelist Jane Hamilton will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in room 149 of Olin Hall at Carleton College in Northfield.

Hamilton, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning "The Book of Ruth" (1988) and the New York Times Notable Book "A Map of the World" (1994), will be discussing her latest book, "When Madeline Was Young" (Doubleday). Her newest novel is the story of a couple who raise a family while lovingly caring for the husband's brain-damaged first wife.

Hamilton is a member of the Carleton College class of 1979. She lives with her family on an apple farm in southern Wisconsin.

For more information or disability accommodations, contact the Carleton Bookstore at (507) 646-7840.

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