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Rubyfruit Jungle


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ISBN13: 9780553278866
ISBN10: 055327886x
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Bawdy and moving, the ultimate word-of-mouth bestseller, Rubyfruit Jungle is about growing up a lesbian in America--and living happily ever after. "A truly incredible book".--The Boston Globe.



About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of In Her Day, Six of One, Southern Discomfort, Sudden Death, High Hearts, Bingo,, Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writers' Manual, Venus Envy, Dolley: A Novel of Dolley Madison in Love and War, Riding Shotgun, Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser, Loose Lips and Outfoxed. She is co-author along with Sneaky Pie Brown of Wish You Were Here; Rest in Pieces; Murder at Monticello; Pay Dirt; Murder, She Meowed; Murder on the Prowl; and Claws and Effect. Rita Mae Brown is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet. She lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Loveandlight, April 11, 2011 (view all comments by Loveandlight)
Picked up this book based on popular review but found myself quite bored until about page 140. This is the story of Molly, a young lesbian with strong will and determination. There honestly was not enough meat to this book to hold my interest although I read the entire book and I will probably never read it again. Overall, I just found the story flat. However, I could see this being a great read for a young teenage lesbian for Molly is admirable in her strength against adversity from a very young age.
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Ashley McCall, December 1, 2009 (view all comments by Ashley McCall)
I've read many people complain about this book, about the writing style being juvenile (or "just not very good"), about the dialogue seeming forced and contrived, about the narrator's take on heterosexuality and monogamy having not aged well. And while there is some validity to all of those arguments, I think think that Rubyfruit Jungle is an interesting--and, more importantly, fun!--read, best taken in the context of the time during which it was written/published. It's an unabashed, unapologetic coming out story about a woman who not only doesn't struggle with her sexuality or herself, but flat out REFUSES to.
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Product Details

Brown, Rita Mae
New York :
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
1963, no.4
Publication Date:
April 1983
Grade Level:
6.96x4.22x.70 in. .29 lbs.

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