Zoe Fishman, author of Saving Ruth, on tour May/June 2012

Posted By on May 3, 2012

About Saving Ruth

• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (May 1, 2012)

When Ruth returns home to the South for the summer after her freshman year at college, a near tragedy pushes her to uncover family truths and take a good look at the woman she wants to become.

Growing up in Alabama, all Ruth Wasserman wanted was to be a blond Baptist cheerleader. But as a curly-haired Jew with a rampant sweet tooth and a smart mouth, this was an impossible dream. Not helping the situation was her older brother, David—a soccer star whose good looks, smarts, and popularity reigned at school and at home. College provided an escape route and Ruth took it.

Now home for the summer, she’s back lifeguarding and coaching alongside David, and although the job is the same, nothing else is. She’s a prisoner of her low self-esteem and unhealthy relationship with food, David is closed off and distant in a way he’s never been before, and their parents are struggling with the reality of an empty nest. When a near drowning happens on their watch, a storm of repercussions forces Ruth and David to confront long-ignored truths about their town, their family, and themselves.

About Zoe Fishman

Zoe Fishman is the author of Balancing Acts. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and son.

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Listen to Zoe talk about Saving Ruth with Book Club Girl on the Book Club Girl on Air show on Tuesday, June 12th at 7 pm ET.

Zoe’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 22nd: The Book Bag

Wednesday, May 23rd: West Metro Mommy

Thursday, May 24th: Travel Spot

Wednesday, May 30th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Monday, June 11th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Tuesday, June 12th: Confessions of an Avid Reader

Thursday, June 14th: It’s a Crazy, Beautiful Life

Monday, June 18th: A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, June 19th: Iwriteinbooks’ blog

Wednesday, June 20th: StephTheBookworm

Thursday, June 21st: Lisa’s Yarns

Friday, June 22nd: I Read. Do You?


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