Search Results: "Ilie Ruby"


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THE LANGUAGE OF TREES by Ilie Ruby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2010

"Native American spirits haunt the novel, but unfortunately so do too many coincidences to allow the reader to suspend belief."
In Ruby's debut novel, set around Canandaigua, N.Y., a young man returns to his deceased parents' lakeside cabin after a seven-year absence and becomes involved in the search for a missing woman and the truth about his past. Read full book review >

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THE SALT GOD'S DAUGHTER by Ilie Ruby
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This is a bewitching tale of lives entangled in lushly layered fables of the moon and sea."
When a blue moon rises, mistakes can be undone, lost children can find their homes, and sea lions can shed their skins. Read full book review >

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RUBY by Cynthia Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A very strong first novel that blends tough realism with the appealing strangeness of a fever dream."
Voodoo, faith and racism converge in an East Texas town—particularly within the troubled titular heroine—in this bracing debut novel. Read full book review >

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RUBY by Francesca Lia Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"A moody fairy tale of hope."
Stronger-willed than the father who abused her, a Midwestern girl sets out to find a better life. Read full book review >

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RUBY by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Not the most profound exploration of grief and loss, but once past the cutesy set-up, veteran Hood (Places to Stay the Night, 1993, etc.) provides a solid tale and several genuinely affecting moments."
A widow and a teenager form a friendship that helps both move ahead with their lives. Read full book review >

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RUBY by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1994

"Ruby's history is followed pictorially along the top of each page, making this two wonderful picture books in one. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
A family of small folks—bowler-hatted, Ziggy-like people—lives in the roots of a tree. Read full book review >

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WITH OSSIE AND RUBY by Ossie Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Fortunately, the emphasis falls on political involvement, not on sentiment. (32 b&w photos, not seen)(Author tour)"
It's political activism, and not the usual soft, show-biz patter, that mostly sustains this joint autobiography. Read full book review >

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RUBY ROSE by Rob Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Artistic expression clashes with classroom discipline, and neither is the winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dance should be a 24/7 activity—or so believes one young fan. Read full book review >

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RUBY REINVENTED by Ronni Arno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A superficial story that's mildly amusing but neither especially plausible nor deeply engaging. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ruby, 12-year-old daughter of a major league pitcher and a popular model-turned-television star who are plagued by paparazzi, discovers her California "friends" want only to gain access to her famous parents. Read full book review >

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HEALING RUBY by Jennifer H. Westall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A fast-paced story that will leave readers wondering what's next for Ruby Graves."
In Westall's (Love's Providence, 2012) first installment of a planned series, a young girl from rural Alabama struggles to stay true to her Christian faith and do what's right, regardless of the consequences. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"While the Disney-esque tale feels saccharine at times, the fast-paced, eventful plot will appeal to younger readers who are able to suspend their disbelief and enter a nicer world than our own."
Loftus' young adult novel creates a fantasy world of good kings, evil witches and happily-ever-afters. Read full book review >