Ruby: A Novel

Open Road Media
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A grieving young widow and a pregnant teenager find an uncommon friendship in a luminous, deeply moving novel  
After a college student speeding in a blue Honda Civic kills her husband of less than a year, Olivia is completely lost. One hot summer day, she walks into the beachfront Rhode Island cottage she and David bought the previous August—the place where they had planned to someday start a family—and finds a stranger sitting at her kitchen table.  
Pregnant fifteen-year-old Ruby is looking for a safe haven for herself and her baby-to-be. Olivia takes her in, desperate to assuage her grief through human connection, even with a troubled teenager. But Ruby has something else that Olivia wants. When she agrees to let Olivia adopt her unborn child, Olivia’s life begins to change in ways she never imagined.
A story of love, loss, and unexpected friendship, Ruby introduces two women who help each other move on with their lives in a world where there are no easy answers.
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About the author

Ann Hood was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island. She is the author of the bestselling novels The Knitting CircleThe Red Thread, and The Obituary Writer. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her other novels include Somewhere Off the Coast of MaineWaiting to VanishThree-Legged HorseSomething BluePlaces to Stay the NightThe Properties of Water, and Ruby. She has also written a memoir, Do Not Go Gentle: My Search for Miracles in a Cynical Time; a book on the craft of writing, Creating Character Emotions; and a collection of short stories, An Ornithologist’s Guide to Life.

Her essays and short stories have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic MonthlyTin HousePloughshares, and the Paris Review. Hood has won awards for the best American spiritual writing, travel writing, and food writing; the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction; and two Pushcart Prizes. She now lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband and their children.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Jan 28, 2014
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Pages
225
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ISBN
9781480466869
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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