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Laura Ruby (1) (1977–)

Author of Bone Gap

For other authors named Laura Ruby, see the disambiguation page.

12+ Works 3,561 Members 174 Reviews

About the Author

Laura Ruby writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Her works include Good Girls, Play Me, Bad Apple, Lily's Ghosts, The Wall and the Wing, The Chaos King, the York Trilogy, and a collection of interconnected short stories about blended families for adults entitled I'm Not Julia show more Roberts. She won the 2016 Michael L. Printz Award for Bone Gap. She teaches at Hamline University's Masters in Writing for Children Program. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Laura Ruby

Bone Gap (2015) 1,287 copies
The Shadow Cipher (2017) 436 copies
Lily's Ghosts (2003) 428 copies
The Wall and the Wing (2006) 263 copies
Good Girls (2006) 242 copies
Bad Apple (2009) 135 copies
The Clockwork Ghost (2019) 133 copies
Play Me (2008) 87 copies
I'm Not Julia Roberts (2007) 78 copies
The Chaos King (2007) 76 copies
The Map of Stars (2020) 71 copies

Associated Works

Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite (2020) — Contributor — 229 copies

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BooksInMirror | 7 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
Very confusing. Frankie and her little sister Toni and brother Vito lead miserable lives in the orphanage run by nuns, one of whom is a sadist, because their loving father whom they adore is in love with a new woman who doesn't like them. Poor dad, what's he to do? He loves his children when he thinks about it, but the new woman comes first. The book is full of weak men, vile women, and ghosts who confuse things quite a bit. I think they confuse things a little too much. I had trouble integrating everyone.… (more)
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Citizenjoyce | 13 other reviews | Feb 18, 2024 |
This was a curious book that kept me up to figure out the mystery.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 83 other reviews | Jan 13, 2024 |
Complex steampunk listed as middle-grade but pretty adultish to me. Only the main characters are kids I suppose makes it listed as middle-grade.

In an alt-NewYork, three kids and a few cronies try to solve a centuries old cipher in an effort to save the building they live in. It's impossible... Or is it. And, what will they win. Can they save their home?
 
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majkia | 18 other reviews | Jan 8, 2024 |

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Works
12
Also by
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Members
3,561
Popularity
#7,124
Rating
3.8
Reviews
174
ISBNs
151
Languages
7

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