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Ruby: A Novel - Cynthia Bond
Ruby: A Novel
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780804139113 (0804139113)
Publisher: Hogarth
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Category:
Literary Fiction
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.5
Well, that was quite a ride. Beautifully written -- Bond is a marvel at the sentence level -- and magical in more ways than one... and thank God for that, because the story itself is brutal. Small towns have never been portrayed more unflatteringly, nor has church life (if you can call it that). I ...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
3.5 it left an impression on me
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...
Word Bookie
Word Bookie rated it
3.0 Ruby- Not my cup of tea, Mama. Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
I was encouraged to read Ruby for my next review by a dear colleague of mine, and I had high hopes especially since I take her wisdom and knowledge of literature seriously and with an open mind. Knowing that she and I may not have the same interests in literature, I am always up for reading somethin...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
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5.0 Ruby: A Novel
Ruby by Cynthia Bond is set in small rural town in East Texas. It is a story of the terrible secrets a small town can hold. This book takes on some extremely challenging topics - physical and psychological abuse, prostitution, abandonment, racism, and devil worship. Be prepared, this is not an easy ...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
5.0 Ruby: A Novel
Dark and beautiful and harrowing. More than once I found myself holding my breath as I read passages. This book was absolutely amazing but if you have issues with abuse and dark subject matter this may not be the book for you. Horrible things happen in the world and while the book was ultimate...
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