WorldCat Identities

Ruby, Lois

Overview
Works: 31 works in 109 publications in 2 languages and 7,249 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Horror fiction  Ghost stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Biography 
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 1,233 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 554 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 513 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 489 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
Miriam's well by Lois Ruby( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 469 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 438 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 397 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
Shanghai shadows by Lois Ruby( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1939 to 1945, a Jewish family struggles to survive in occupied China; young Ilse by remaining optimistic, her older brother by joining a resistance movement, her mother by maintaining connections to the past, and her father by playing the violin that had been his livelihood
Arriving at a place you've never left by Lois Ruby( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 334 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 316 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 305 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 287 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 )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 252 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 224 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 71 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 50 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
Strike : Mother Jones and the Colorado Coal Field War by Lois Ruby( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bloodiest labor dispute in U.S. history burst forth in 1913 in the coal fields of Southern Colorado, the miners knew whom to praise and the owners knew whom to blame. Mary Harris, known from New York to Colorado as Mother Jones, could incite a riot or calm a crowd with her powerful oratory. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones dedicated her life to helping workers organize unions to negotiate, even demand, better wages and working conditions. In the Colorado Coal Field War, did her call to STRIKE! help or harm? Were the deaths of mothers and children at Ludlow too high a price to pay for unionizing?
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 5 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
 
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Steal away home
Alternative Names
Lois Ruby American writer

Lois Ruby écrivaine américaine

Lois Ruby escritora estadounidense

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