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Laura Ruby


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Raised in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, Laura Ruby now lives in Chicago with her family. Her short fiction for adults has appeared in various literary magazines, including Other Voices, The Florida Review, Sycamore Review and Nimrod. A collection of these stories, I'M NOT JULIA ROBERTS, was published by Warner Books in January 2007. Called "hilarious and heart-wrenching" by People and "a knowing look at the costs and rewards of remaking a family," by the Hartford-Courant, the book was also featured in Redbook, Working Mother , and USA Today among others.

Genres: Children's Fiction
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2016) : Bone Gap
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book winner (2016) : Bone Gap


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(Assassin's Heart, book 1)
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"Love, death, family - and vengeance. This gripping fantasy thriller will keep you turning the pages all night long."
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When the Moon Was Ours (2016)
Anna-Marie McLemore
"Lushly written and surprisingly suspenseful, this magical tale is not just a love story, but a story of the secrets we keep and the lies we tell, and the courage it takes to reveal our authentic selves to each other and to the world."
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A Good Idea (2017)
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"Sharp as a fistful of broken glass, dark and twisted as the woods at night, A Good Idea is rural noir at its creepy, literary best."
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Gem & Dixie (2017)
Sara Zarr
"Packed with Zarr's sharp-eyed, honest observations of human nature, GEM & DIXIE gives us two sisters crushed by the failures of their parents, and asks how bad things need to get before you have to make a change. A road-trip like you've never been on before."
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Winterfolk (2018)
Janel Kolby
"Richly observed and wholly original, Winterfolk exists in that slippery realm between magic and reality. Rain’s race to save her community and find herself while navigating the seamy underbelly of Seattle feels like a fever dream, propulsive, hallucinatory, and profoundly moving."
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What Goes Up (2020)
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"Like the mycelial networks growing for miles underground, this sharply observed, often slyly funny free-verse novel runs deep, tackling the secrets that break through the surface of our lives, threatening to poison everything."
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Last Night at the Telegraph Club (2021)
Malinda Lo
"A sweeping and romantic page-turner, the heart of this rich and ambitious historical novel is a love story that thrums with passion and self-discovery."
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One of the Good Ones (2021)
Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
"Thrilling and thrillingly intricate, genre-bending One of the Good Ones investigates intergenerational racial trauma through the eyes of three very different sisters while it testifies to the power of love and hope in spite of it. Astonishing!"
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Tales from the Hinterland (2021)
(Hazel Wood)
Melissa Albert
"This inventive, enchanting collection reads like the fairy tales of old, hushed stories passed woman to woman, before the Grimms came and wiped away all the blood."

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