A Map of the World is a 1994 novel by Jane Hamilton that addresses themes of family, politics and guilt, and criticizing the American judicial system and agricultural industry. The book follows Alice Goodwin, a mother and wife living in a small Wisconsin town, who is accused of molesting Theresa's two-year-old child, Lizzy, after she drowns in a pond on Alice's watch. The accusations spiral out of control as Alice is imprisoned, tried and the family loses their farm.

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