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Christina Schwarz



Christina Schwarz's novels include the Oprah Book Club selection Drowning Ruth, which was an international bestseller. Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, USA, she lives in southern California.
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Drowning Ruth (Oprah's Book Club)

Christina Schwarz
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Christina Schwarz

No. 1 New York Times bestseller: 'Powerful... Suspenseful... chilling' New York TimesChristina Schwarz's bestselling novel DROWNING RUTH is a powerful and shocking psychological drama, not to be missed by readers of Hannah Kent or Sarah Perry. At the close of World War One, Amanda Starkey leaves the city and travels to her family's farm to recover from a broken heart. Instead, she is caught up in a tragedy that will take her sister's life and leave Amanda to raise her niece Ruth. What happened that terrible night when Mattie died? Why does Ruth say she can remember drowning? When the truth is revealed, it is shocking, dramatic, and unforgettable. '[A] gripping psychological thriller' Francine Prose, US Weekly'A mesmerizing first novel about horrifying family secrets' Anita Shreve'Riveting... A very suspenseful tale, one that will keep readers up shivering in [the] night' USA Today

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So Long At The Fair

Christina Schwarz
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Christina Schwarz

The dazzling new novel from the author of DROWNING RUTH - a huge international bestseller.As the novel opens Jon is receiving intimate e-mail messages from his girlfriend, Freddi, while his wife, Ginny, works outside in the garden. If Jon and Ginny had been able to have the children they wanted, perhaps Freddi wouldn't have had the impact she did. It was Ginny who gave Jon a chance of happiness after his tough upbringing with his bitter mother Marie and drunk father Bud. Surely Jon and Ginny could still be happier than Marie and Bud ever managed to be?Back in the 1960s, Marie and Bud were in love and their future was bright. Jealousy, betrayal and revenge got in the way, though, and drove the perfect couple into a nightmare marriage. Can the cruel mistakes of the past finally be left behind, or are their consequences to reverberate for ever into future generations?

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All Is Vanity

Christina Schwarz
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Christina Schwarz

As they reach their mid-thirties, Margaret and Letty, best friends since childhood, begin to chafe at their sense that they are not where they ought to be in life. Margaret, driven and overconfident, decides to rectify this by quitting her job and whipping out a literary tour de force. Frustrated almost immediately, Margaret turns to Letty for support. But as Letty, a stay-at-home mother of four, begins to feel pressured to make a good showing in the upper-middle-class Los Angeles society into which her husband's new job has thrust her, Margaret sees a plot unfolding that's better than anything she could make up. Desperate to finish her book, she pushes Letty to take greater and greater risks, and secretly steals her friend's stories as fast as she can live them. Hungry for acclaim, Margaret sacrifices one of the things most precious to her...