Search Results: "Nigel Ruby"


BOOK REVIEW

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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EPIC VOYAGES by Robyn Mundy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Just the ticket for armchair explorers. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Here is an instance of book design being as exciting as the subject matter, and this subject matter is pretty wild stuff: the legendary and legendarily hellacious voyages of Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, Thor Heyerdahl and Francis Chichester. 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 >

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RUBY TUESDAY by Jennifer Anne Kogler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2005

"Her voice is only just wise enough, and her outlook is refreshingly childlike as she struggles to understand her parents and, therefore, herself. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Tuesday has been fascinated by the mysterious world of her parents from an early age. Read full book review >