Books by Lois Ruby

REBEL SPIRITS by Lois Ruby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"A squeaky-clean romance for the youngest end of YA or readers who want nothing objectionable when it comes to love stories. (Ghost story. 12 & up)"
Fervor for the Civil War never dies; neither can one of its soldiers. Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF LAUREL OAKS by Lois Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Mary Downing Hahn will love this one. (Horror. 10-14)"
Set in south Louisiana and inspired by the ghost stories surrounding the Myrtles Plantation in St. Read full book review >
SHANGHAI SHADOWS by Lois Ruby
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though the romantic ending is ultimately unsatisfying, Ilse's story offers another culture's perspective on the effects of war. (Fiction. 12-14)"
When the Nazi's invade Austria in 1939, 12-year-old Ilse Shpann and her family flee to Japanese-occupied Shanghai with nothing more than her father's violin. Read full book review >
SOON BE FREE by Lois Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"By dramatizing these episodes, Ruby recreates the evils waged against both Native Americans and African-Americans in this country, but this effort would have been more successful had she concentrated on the historical half of her tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this ambitious but convoluted piece of semi-fiction, Lois Ruby builds a story from historical facts surrounding the Underground Railroad. Read full book review >
SKIN DEEP by Lois Ruby
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Although Dan's transformation is abrupt and a bit contrived, Ruby (Miriam's Well, 1993, etc.) portrays skinhead culture and racial hatred with terrifying clarity in this well-written novel. (Fiction. 12+)"
When Laurel first sees Dan at the start of their senior year in high school he is a bronzed, blond god with a kind face and sweet manner. Read full book review >
MIRIAM'S WELL by Lois Ruby
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"An unusual book that roots an intense debate in terms that'll have readers cheering for both sides. (Fiction. 12+)"
Faith and science clash in a miraculous recovery from bone cancer. Read full book review >