The Resource Ruby : a novel, Cynthia Bond

Ruby : a novel, Cynthia Bond

Label
Ruby : a novel
Title
Ruby
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Bond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her'this beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction. Ephram Jennings 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," has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city--the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village--all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother. When a telegram from her cousin forces her to return home, thirty-year-old Ruby Bell finds 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 again, Ruby struggles to survive her memories of the town's dark past. Meanwhile, Ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy. Full of life, exquisitely written, and suffused with the pastoral beauty of the rural South, Ruby is a transcendent novel of passion and courage. This wondrous page-turner rushes through the red dust and gossip of Main Street, to the pit fire where men swill bootleg outside Bloom's Juke, to Celia Jennings's kitchen where a cake is being made, yolk by yolk, that Ephram will use to try to begin again with Ruby. Utterly transfixing, with unforgettable characters, riveting suspense, and breathtaking, luminous prose, Ruby offers an unflinching portrait of man's dark acts and the promise of the redemptive power of love. From the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bond, Cynthia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.O65645
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • African Americans
  • First loves
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • African Americans
  • First loves
  • Texas, East
  • Texas, East
Label
Ruby : a novel, Cynthia Bond
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F953F556-5101-42E1-91B5-B5B6009D391A
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn869301518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306674577
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00157223
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • F953F556-5101-42E1-91B5-B5B6009D391A
  • 598708
Label
Ruby : a novel, Cynthia Bond
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F953F556-5101-42E1-91B5-B5B6009D391A
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn869301518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306674577
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00157223
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • F953F556-5101-42E1-91B5-B5B6009D391A
  • 598708

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