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Cynthia Bond
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Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it 3 years ago
This book is just beautifully written. Bond does an amazing job of giving depth to each and every character, including characters we only meet for a page or two. Her unflinching writing punches you in the face and I loved every second of it. Amazing commentary on race, religion, class, and gender!
Marjorie's World of Books
Marjorie's World of Books rated it 4 years ago
This book is definitely not one that I can recommend. I found it very difficult to read and to understand. I had the feeling that I get when I read poetry that I can’t connect to. I will give it two stars since I did enjoy the section of Ruby, Maggie and Ephram when they were young. And the powe...
So Many Books. So Little Time.
So Many Books. So Little Time. rated it 4 years ago
I'm not giving it a definitive rating or review right now because I haven't read but a quarter of the book. I'm shelving it and will finish it in the near future. It's sort of a slow read right now and I can't seem to get into it at this time.
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
I've been on my Spring Break reading vacation since 5:00PM on Thursday and have, with brief breaks, been mainlining fiction ever since. So far, I have completed four books by reading constantly, only pausing to sleep, eat, and do my taxes. But this afternoon, I had to set aside Cynthia Bond's Ruby b...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 4 years ago
Ruby was a book that I started on blind faith in an author's tweeted recommendation. I had no mental preparation for the what I was to experience. On several occasions I considered not finishing. I did not have fun reading Ruby. I am left wondering how reading a book like this has meaning.I had a ha...
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