Rubyfruit Jungle
Score: 4.5
From 80 Ratings

Rubyfruit Jungle


  • Author: Rita Mae Brown
  • Release Date : 1983-04-01
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 1644768 Bytes


“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem   Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award   A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication. In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wh...

Rubyfruit Jungle (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

Rubyfruit Jungle (SparkNotes Literature Guide)


  • Author: SparkNotes
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • File Size: 184481 Bytes


Rubyfruit Jungle (SparkNotes Literature Guide) by Rita Mae Brown Making the reading experience fun! Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster. Geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes provides: *Chapter-by-chapter analysis *Explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols *A review quiz and essay topicsLively and accessible, these guides are perfect for late-night studying and writing papers...

Rubyfruit Jungle
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Rubyfruit Jungle


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804152761


Rubyfruit Jungle Book Description :

“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication. In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goe...

Rubyfruit Jungle
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Rubyfruit Jungle


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473522343


Rubyfruit Jungle Book Description :

A dramatic coming of age novel that is deeply human in how it confronts prejudice and injustice. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RITA MAE BROWN Molly Bolt is a young lady with a big character. Beautiful, funny and bright, Molly figures out at a young age that she will have to be tough to stay true to herself in 1950s America. In her dealings with boyfriends and girlfriends, in the rocky relationship with her mother and in her determination to pursue her career, she will fight for her right to happiness. Charming, proud and inspiring, Molly is the girl who refuses to be put in a box....

Rubyfruit Jungle
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Rubyfruit Jungle


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Lesbians
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101965122


Rubyfruit Jungle Book Description :

"Critically acclaimed, Rubyfruit Junglelaunched Rita Mae Brown s career as one of this country s most distinctive writers and continues to be a powerful seminal work more than 40 years after its original publication. Bawdy and moving, the ultimate word-of-mouth bestseller, Rubyfruit Jungleis about growing up a lesbian in America - and living happily ever after."...

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s  Ruby Fruit Jungle

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s Ruby Fruit Jungle


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410357069


A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s Ruby Fruit Jungle Book Description :

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown's "Ruby Fruit Jungle," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs....

Beggar of Love

Beggar of Love


  • Author : Lee Lynch
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781602823648


Beggar of Love Book Description :

Jefferson is the lover every woman wants to beÑor to have. Magnetically attractive, athletic, alcoholic, Jefferson is an anchorless innocent wandering through a world of women who can resist her no more than she can resist them. Never lacking a lover, Jefferson knows little of love; brought up on the right side of the tracks, she's drawn to the wild side. Every lesbian has known JeffersonÑor is Jefferson. Not since The Well of Loneliness has there been a lesbian novel of this scope. But much has changed since thenÉ...

Rita Will

Rita Will


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307573926


Rita Will Book Description :

When Rita Mae Brown writes, people often end up laughing out loud. So naturally, when the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle, Venus Envy, and the Mrs. Murphy mystery series writes about her own life, it's a hoot, a rollicking ride with an independent, opinionated woman who changed literary history--the first openly lesbian writer to break into the mainstream. Now, in Rita Will, she tells all...and tells it hilariously. It is often said that the best comedy springs from hard times. And Rita Mae Brown has seen plenty of those. In this irresistibly readable memoir, she recounts the drama of her birth as the illegitimate daughter of a flighty blue blood who left her in an orphanage. The sickly baby was quickly rescued by relatives eager to adopt her ...

Six of One
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Six of One


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399181023


Six of One Book Description :

Perched right on the Mason-Dixon line, tiny Runnymede, Maryland, is ripe with a history almost as colorful as the women who live there—from Celeste Chalfonte, headstrong and aristocratic, who murders for principle and steals her brother’s wife, to Fannie Jump Creighton, who runs a speakeasy right in her own home when hard times come knocking. Then of course, there’re Louise and Julia, the boldly eccentric Hunsenmeir sisters. Wheezie and Juts spend their whole lives in Runnymede, cheerfully quibbling about everything from men to child-rearing to how to drive a car. But they never let small-town life keep them from chasing their biggest dreams—or from being true to who they really are. Sparkling with a perfect combination of sisterhood and sass...

In Her Day
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

In Her Day


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804152754


In Her Day Book Description :

For years a "lost" collector's item, here is the second novel from a brilliant young author testing her literary muscle, and it's bursting at the seams with Rita Mae Brown's trademark cast of characters and crackling quips. Written immediately after her classic Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day takes a loving swipe at the charged political atmosphere of Greenwich Village in the early seventies. Elegant art history professor Carole Hanratty insists brains transcend lust—until she crashes into Ilse, a revolutionary feminist flush with the arrogance of youth. Blazing with rhetoric, their romance is a sexual and ideological inferno. Ilse campaigns to get Carole to join The Movement, but forty-four-year-old Carole and her zany peers have twenty years of figh...

Starting from Scratch
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Starting from Scratch


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2011-05-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307794000


Starting from Scratch Book Description :

From the best-selling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo, here is a writers' manual as provocative, frank, and funny as her fiction. Unlike most writers' guides, this one had as much to do with how writers live as with mastering the tools of their trade. Rita Mae Brown begins with a very personal account of her own career, from her days as a young poet who had written a novel no publisher wanted to take a chance on, right up to her recent adventures as a Hollywood screenwriter. In a sassy style that makes her outspoken advice as entertaining as it is useful, she provides straight talk about paying the rent while maintaining the energy to write; and dealing with agents, publishers, critics, and the publicity circus; about pursuingj ournalisim, acade...

Sudden Death

Sudden Death


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2011-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307793966


Sudden Death Book Description :

Outrageous, irrepressible and endlessly entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women's professional tennis that dramtically intertwines the heart-stopping excitement of competition and the lingering heartache of intimate human bonds. Carmen Semanan loves three things passionalty: tennis, money and professor Harriet Rawls. Just twenty-four, Carmen is at her peak as one of the world's top-seeded tennis champions, determined to win the coveted Grand Slam. She is protected from everything but the grueling demands of her sport by an avericious agent and her devoted gusty Harriet. All the odds are in her favor. But there are weeds growing in her paradise patch. Carmen's vey latin brother, Miguel...