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“A powerful literary force reminiscent of Toni Morrison.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine
“One day this book will be considered a staple of our literature, a classic.”
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The newest selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, RUBY is the kind of story that stays with you long after you’ve read the last page. “Nothing comes close to the experience of reading this book. It’s a dark, moving story, harrowing and heartbreaking yet filled with moments of love pure and strong,” said Oprah Winfrey.
“When I found out that Cynthia Bond is 53 years old and hasn’t written a book before, I couldn’t fathom it. RUBY is a vivid, searing novel that penetrates straight through the page and into the reader’s heart.” A labor of love that Bond worked on over the course of ten years, this epic novel sparkles with a richness and brilliance emblematic of its namesake.