Virtually raised by the Grahams, award-winning author Patricia Cornwell has seen first hand the spirit of this courageous woman and here offers an insightful look into the wife of evangelist, Billy Graham. Wife, mother, daughter, and friend are a few of her titles but it is her deep abiding faith in God that sets her apart from the ordinary. Ruth, A Portrait is brimming with anecdotes that span a century and takes an intimate look into the life of the Graham family.
Patricia Cornwell is considered one of the world's bestselling crime writers. Her intrepid medical examiner Kay Scarpetta first appeared on the scene in 1990 withPostmortemthe only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single yearand Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. Ms. Cornwell's work is translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries, and she is regarded as one of the major international bestselling authors.