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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ruby Tuesday
Okay, today's brief entry is about a book entitled Ruby. Only it's not about Ruby, the programming language, but a novel about Ruby Ball, who grows up to become the town whore of Liberty Township, Texas and the object of the affections of one Ephram Jennings.

A word of warning: This is not the kind of novel, although stunningly written, that you'd want to read to idle away an evening. It is not even an enjoyable, nor pleasurable story, although it is an intriguing and gripping tale of a man (Ephram) who would do anything to be with the woman (Ruby) he loves. If you are faint-heartened, Ruby will give you nightmares. However, if you are brave enough, it will keep you gripped in the vise, and vice, of its haunting tale, and will feed you grissly disturbing food for thought.

If you're even mildly curious, follow the link to www.authorexposure.com and read my review comments. Then drum up the courage to read this intriguing first novel from a very talented young author.
 
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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:

the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Forty-Thirty 
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast

Bethlehem

Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood

 

 

Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
and 
the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA
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For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,