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Ruby, Lois

Overview
Works: 30 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 7,208 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Horror fiction  Ghost stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.R8314, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lois Ruby
Steal away home by Lois Ruby( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In two parallel stories, a Quaker family in Kansas in the late 1850s operates a station on the Underground Railroad, while almost 150 years later twelve-year-old Dana moves into the same house and finds the skeleton of a black woman who helped the Quakers
Pig-Out Inn by Lois Ruby( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spending a summer helping her mother run a truckstop diner, fourteen-year-old Dovi becomes involved in a custody battle between divorced parents who both want to hold on to their young son
Skin deep by Lois Ruby( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurel's boyfriend Dan becomes a neo-Nazi skinhead and gets the attention and respect he has been denied all his life, especially when he becomes involved in a First Amendment battle
Soon be free by Lois Ruby( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Dana investigates a mystery involving the old Kansas house that her parents have turned into a bed and breakfast business; in a parallel story, a Quaker boy living in the house in 1857 sets out to help fugitive slaves to freedom
Miriam's well by Lois Ruby( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miriam develops bone cancer, she finds herself the focus of a battle between the medical and legal establishments and the small Christian sect to which she and her family belong
The doll graveyard by Lois Ruby( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house at Cinder Creek hides many secrets. Shelby and Brian Tate have heard heated voices crying out in the night. They've noticed the unsettling way things move around on their own. But the most chilling thing about their new home is the cemetery someone's built out back. The graves are tiny, only big enough for dolls. And the dolls won't stay buried
The secret of Laurel Oaks by Lois Ruby( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While staying with her family in Louisiana's Laurel Oaks Plantation, purported to be one of the most haunted places in America, thirteen-year-old Lila is contacted by the ghost of a slave girl unjustly convicted of murder. Story inspired by the author's visit to the Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana
Shanghai shadows by Lois Ruby( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl fleeing Hitler takes refuge in Shanghai, where she learns that she must fight to survive Throughout tomboy Ilse's childhood, her mother has tried to force her to behave like a proper Austrian lady. But when Hitler annexes their country, the family flees, boarding a packed freighter and sailing around the world in search of a safe harbor. The United States refuses to take them, so they proceed to China and make a new home in steamy, mysterious Shanghai. Their lodgings are cramped, money is tight, and Ilse's father cannot find work-but Ilse is enchanted by the city's international f
Arriving at a place you've never left by Lois Ruby( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven moving short stories deal with such personal crises as coping with a mother's nervous breakdown; being seventeen, pregnant, and unmarried; and facing anti-Semitism
Rebel spirits by Lois Ruby( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Lorelei is not happy when her family moves into an old bed-and-breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--and that is before she meets the Civil War ghost, Nathaniel, who needs her help, and discovers that some of the hotel staff are not what they seem to be
This old man = Lao jen by Lois Ruby( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixteen-year-old living in a group home in San Francisco examines her relationship with the two most important men in her life, one, her mother's pimp, the other, an elderly Chinese gentleman lying ill in a hospital
What do you do in quicksand? : a novel by Lois Ruby( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two teenagers, an unwed father and his unconventional neighbor, vie for the affection of his baby
Two truths in my pocket by Lois Ruby( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories depicting young people in diverse settings
Journey to Jamestown by Lois Ruby( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Jamestown Colony, there is conflict between the settlers and the natives. Read Elias' side first, then turn the book over and read Sacahocan's story
The Moxie Kid by Lois Ruby( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Texas summer, eleven-year-old Jonathan Wigget meets an aging con artist, becomes a hometown hero, and tries to figure out who is killing the town's cats
Swindletop by Lois Ruby( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1901, twelve-year-old Jake and his sister travel from Lithuania to Texas and find a totally different world, including suffragettes, swindlers, a mysterious youth with strange powers, and a compassionate rabbi
Anita Diamant's The red tent by Lois Ruby( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Dinah, a tragic character from the Bible whose great love, a prince, is killed by her brother, leaving her alone and pregnant. The novel traces her life from childhood to death, in the process examining sexual and religious practices of the day, and what it meant to be a woman
SECRET GRAVE : a hauntings novel by Lois Ruby( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon be free by Lois Ruby( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Dana investigates a mystery involving the old Kansas house that her parents have turned into a bed and breakfast business; in a parallel story, a Quaker boy living in the house in 1857 sets out to help some fugitive slaves to freedom
Car go cards : fabulously foolproof on-the-road activities for fidgety kids by Lois Ruby( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Steal away home
Alternative Names
Lois Ruby American writer

Ruby, Lois F.

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Skin deepSoon be freeThe secret of Laurel OaksShanghai shadowsJourney to JamestownThe Moxie KidSwindletopAnita Diamant's The red tent