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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.
J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is
an author, poet, and librettist. Her currently published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations,
volumes of poetry, stories
for children (of all ages) and
a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Hotel: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of
Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World
Rainbow in the Sky
of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A
Collection of More Spiritual Poems
We Three Kings
Beauty and the Beast
Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding
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 sixth novel.