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Rubyfruit Jungle

Paperback edition released 02/07/2015

by Rita May Brown

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Erotic fiction Sharing Diverse Voices Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Rubyfruit Jungle

A classic coming-of-age story as Molly Bolt realises she'll have to be tough to survive 1950 America and stay true to herself.

A classic coming-of-age story as Molly Bolt realises she'll have to be tough to survive 1950 America and stay true to herself.

Molly Bolt is a young lady with a big character. Beautiful, funny and bright, Molly is a force to be reckoned with; 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.

The inspiration for Rita from Educating Rita this novel by Rita Mae Brown confronts prejudice and injustice with power and humanity. Molly is an exuberant character that lives life with gusto - and you can't help but love her, laugh with her and cry with her. 

Included in our '35 LGBTQ books to read this Pride Month and every month' collection.

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Rubyfruit Jungle Synopsis

Discover the classic coming of age novel that confronts prejudice and injustice with power and humanity.

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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781784870515
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Rita May Brown
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Rita May Brown Press Reviews

Molly is as vivid and funny as Huckleberry Finn. Back in the late 1970s everyone in the Women's Collective at uni had read Rubyfruit, which is why Rita in Educating Rita is so named. It provoked snobbery then, and probably still now: a book that makes you laugh so much cannot be serious literature. But Rubyfruit has a lot of serious points to make and is great fun along the way - Guardian

The breakthrough lesbian novel - Washington Post

Tough-talking, tenderhearted - New York Times

A bawdy tale about growing up lesbian - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later. A powerful story... A truly incredible book - The Boston Globe

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ISBN: 9781784870515
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Format: Paperback

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