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Ruby & Roland / Faith Sullivan.

Sullivan, Faith, author. (Author). Milkweed Editions (Firm : Minneapolis, Minn.), publisher. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library SUL (Text) 33500013134077 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library SUL (Text) 33500013134069 New Checked out 10/30/2019
Hallock Public Library SUL (Text) 35500006219479 New Checked out 10/24/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781571311320
  • ISBN: 1571311327
  • Physical Description: 240 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Growing up in early twentieth-century Illinois, Ruby Drake is a happy child. But one winter's night, her beloved parents perish in an accident and suddenly Ruby finds herself penniless and nearly alone in the world. Her new path eventually takes her to Harvester, Minnesota, where she finds work on the farm of the Schoonovers, who soon become a second family to her. Ruby falls in love with Roland, a married neighbor. When Ruby is asked to care for Roland's wife, Ruby is torn between duty and passion.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Sullivan (Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, 2015) continues her saga of Harvester, Minnesota with another unforgettable heroine. Growing up in a small Illinois town in the early twentieth century, Ruby Drake is the adored child of eccentric academic parents who treat her more like a friend than a daughter. Her world is shattered when they die in an accident when she is 12, leaving her orphaned and penniless. Sent to live with an Iowa farm family, she eventually journeys to Harvester to be a hired girl on the Schoonover family farm. Bright and passionate, Ruby educates herself, reading the volumes of Shakespeare, Whitman, and Greek mythology she inherited from her mother. When she falls in love with a married neighbor, Roland, their affair becomes complicated when she's enlisted to help care for his mentally and physically fragile wife, Dora. As the two women grudgingly become friends, Ruby must reconcile her feelings for Roland with her sense of duty. The path she chooses is unpredictable, unconventional, and fiercely her own. Fans of Sullivan's Harvester novels and resilient female characters will find much to love here. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Sullivan (Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, 2015) continues her saga of Harvester, Minnesota with another unforgettable heroine. Growing up in a small Illinois town in the early twentieth century, Ruby Drake is the adored child of eccentric academic parents who treat her more like a friend than a daughter. Her world is shattered when they die in an accident when she is 12, leaving her orphaned and penniless. Sent to live with an Iowa farm family, she eventually journeys to Harvester to be a hired girl on the Schoonover family farm. Bright and passionate, Ruby educates herself, reading the volumes of Shakespeare, Whitman, and Greek mythology she inherited from her mother. When she falls in love with a married neighbor, Roland, their affair becomes complicated when she's enlisted to help care for his mentally and physically fragile wife, Dora. As the two women grudgingly become friends, Ruby must reconcile her feelings for Roland with her sense of duty. The path she chooses is unpredictable, unconventional, and fiercely her own. Fans of Sullivan's Harvester novels and resilient female characters will find much to love here. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Faith Sullivan is the author of many novels, including Gardenias, The Cape Ann, What a Woman Must Do, and, most recently, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse. A “demon gardener, flea marketer, and feeder of birds,” she is also an indefatigable champion of literary culture and her fellow writers, and has visited with hundreds of book clubs. Born and raised in southern Minnesota, she spent twenty-some years in New York and Los Angeles, but now lives in Minneapolis with her husband.

Subject: Families > 20th century > Fiction.
Farm life > Minnesota > 20th century > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Minnesota > 20th century > Fiction.
Orphans > Middle West > 20th century > Fiction.
Young women > Minnesota > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.

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