Search Results: "Laura Ruby"


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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). 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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THE SHADOW CIPHER by Laura Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"The past informs the present as the review informs readers: don't let this one go. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-15)"
Printz winner Ruby's middle-grade series opener gracefully tackles magic, history, and gentrification. 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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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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GOOD GIRLS by Laura Ruby
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The romantic ending fails to convince, though kids should take heart in Audrey's courage and comfort in the notion that life goes on, even after a horrific humiliation. (Fiction. YA)"
The dark side of the digital age is revealed in this cautionary tale about a good girl who is photographed while "hooking up" with a popular senior. Read full book review >

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THE CHAOS KING by Laura Ruby
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

"Grand amusement for the hip and clever. (Fiction. YA)"
Another zany adventure unfolds in a startlingly odd alternate universe showcasing Ruby's humorous narration and including characters from The Wall and the Wing (2006.) Read full book review >

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THE WALL AND THE WING by Laura Ruby
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Less than the sum of its imaginative parts, this misses the high mark set by her Lily's Ghosts (2003). (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Gurl, like all the orphans in Hope House for the Homeless and Hopeless, doesn't remember her given name, if she ever had one, so she has to content herself with the one headmistress Terwiliger has handed her that's a borderline insult. Read full book review >

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BONE GAP by Laura Ruby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"Cleverly conceived and lusciously written. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A teenage boy wrestles against forces real and imagined in a small, rural town named Bone Gap. Read full book review >