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Ruby: A Novel | [Ann Hood]

Ruby: A 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1999 Ann Hood (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Would you listen to Ruby again? Why?

    No not really. Once is enough


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were easy to imagine.


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    Ruby


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she decided to keep her baby.


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