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Ruby

Ruby

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

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 Bell, '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 centre 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, 30-year-old Ruby finds herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood. With the terrifying realisation 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 tale of passion and courage. This audiobook 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.

 
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Used availability for Cynthia Bond's Ruby


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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Ruby: A Novel (Oprahs Book Club 2.0)
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
ISBN: 0-8041-3909-1 / 978-0-8041-3909-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Ruby
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
ISBN: 0-8041-3911-3 / 978-0-8041-3911-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Ruby: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
ISBN: 1-4736-2051-1 / 978-1-4736-2051-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Ruby: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
ISBN: 1-4736-2049-X / 978-1-4736-2049-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Ruby (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
ISBN: 0-8041-9495-5 / 978-0-8041-9495-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Ruby (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
ISBN: 0-8041-8824-6 / 978-0-8041-8824-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Ruby
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon   

May 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Ruby
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Ruby: A Novel
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
ISBN: 0-8041-6589-0 / 978-0-8041-6589-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Ruby: A Novel
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

April 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Ruby: A Novel
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Ruby: Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
Publisher: Two Roads
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Ruby (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition) (Oprahs Book Club 2.0)
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Ruby: A Novel
Author(s): Cynthia Bond
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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