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Ruby: a novel
(Book Club Kit)

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Published:
London [England] ; New York [New York] : Hogarth, [2015].
Format:
Book Club Kit
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Physical Desc:
351 pages ; 21 cm
Status:
TELL WPL Book Club
BOOK CLUB KIT FICTION
Description

"Ephram Jenkins has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby, "the kind of pretty it hurt to look at," is already quite damaged, but Ephram is forcibly drawn to her. As soon as she becomes a young woman and has any power of her own, Ruby flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York City. Years later, when a funeral forces her to return home, 30-year-old Ruby will find herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood. With the terrifying realization that she might not be strong enough to fight her way back out, Ruby struggles to survive her memories of the town's dark past. Meanwhile, Ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised and stood by him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy"--

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Notes

General Note
"Oprah's Book Club 2.0"--Cover.
General Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Hogarth, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, New York, in 2014"--Title page verso.
General Note
Reader's guide copyright ©2015 by Random House LLC.
General Note
Includes reader's guide, a conversation with Cynthia Bond, and a recipe for white lay angel cake (pages 339-351).
Description
"Ephram Jenkins has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby, "the kind of pretty it hurt to look at," is already quite damaged, but Ephram is forcibly drawn to her. As soon as she becomes a young woman and has any power of her own, Ruby flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York City. Years later, when a funeral forces her to return home, 30-year-old Ruby will find herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood. With the terrifying realization that she might not be strong enough to fight her way back out, Ruby struggles to survive her memories of the town's dark past. Meanwhile, Ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised and stood by him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy"--,Provided by publisher.
Local note
Wilkinson Public Library's kit of 10 books check out as one unit to book clubs.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Bond, C. (2015). Ruby: a novel. First paperback edition. London [England] ; New York [New York], Hogarth.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bond, Cynthia, 1961-. 2015. Ruby: A Novel. London [England] ; New York [New York], Hogarth.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bond, Cynthia, 1961-, Ruby: A Novel. London [England] ; New York [New York], Hogarth, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bond, Cynthia. Ruby: A Novel. First paperback edition. London [England] ; New York [New York], Hogarth, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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