Ruby by Ruby Alice Side Thompson
An Ordinary Woman

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The diary of Ruby Alice Side Thompson, an ordinary woman of the early twentieth century, documents the life of an outspoken feminist who struggled with the conflicts of career, marriage, children, sexuality, and spirituality just as women do today. IP.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published February 1, 1995 by Faber & Faber. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The joy here is in Thompson's (Pictures of Home, 1993, etc.) wacky drawings, which are filled with delicious details for adults (like book titles such as ``Nihilism for Beginners,'' and The Wholefood Players' ``La Belle Dame Sans Meusli'').

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As panels at the top of each spread illustrate the around-the-world adventures, decline and restoration of one of these cars, the spreads below tell a far more fanciful tale about a family of tiny people who live in the roots of a tree.

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'Max & Ruby' entertains at a kindergarten level but still manages to treat its youthful aud with respect.

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