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Ruby River

(2002)
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Ruby River drops us into a small town during a blistering Alabama summer. Hattie Bohannon has just opened a truck stop - a magnet for transients of questionable background and inclination, some say, and an uneasy presence in tradition - bound, gossipy Maridoches. Hattie is quietly mourning her recently dead husband, while her strong-willed daughters - whose burgeoning sexuality is attracting attention from some of the truck stop patrons - keep her at loose ends. In a season of unrelenting heat, desire gestates and hovers over Maridoches, threatening the moral equilibrium of the small church town. When Hattie's oldest daughter, Jessamine, is falsely accused of prostitution, the Reverend Peterson and his congregation protest the immorality of the Bohannons and their establishment. Crackling with the energy and spark of strong, colorful characters whose lives are continually colliding, Ruby River is a poignant, uplifting story by a writer of extraordinary generosity of spirit and earthy wit.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ruby River
Author(s): Lynn Pruett
ISBN: 0-87113-855-7 / 978-0-87113-855-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ruby River
Author(s): Lynn Pruett
ISBN: 0-7862-5144-1 / 978-0-7862-5144-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ruby River: A Novel
Author(s): Lynn Pruett
ISBN: 0-8021-4039-4 / 978-0-8021-4039-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

April 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ruby River
Author(s): Lynn Pruett
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ruby River: A Novel
Author(s): Lynn Pruett
Publisher: Grove Press
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