Rubyfruit Jungle
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Rubyfruit Jungle


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • 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 goes—and she refuses to apologize for loving them back. This literary milestone continues to resonate with its message about being true to yourself and, against the odds, living happily ever after. Praise for Rubyfruit Jungle “Groundbreaking.”—The New York Times “Powerful . . . a truly incredible book . . . I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later.”—The Boston Globe “You can’t fully know—or enjoy—how much the world has changed without reading this truly wonderful book.”—Andrew Tobias, author of The Best Little Boy in the World “A crass and hilarious slice of growing up ‘different,’ as fun to read today as it was in 1973.”—The Rumpus “Molly Bolt is a genuine descendant—genuine female descendant—of Huckleberry Finn. And Rita Mae Brown is, like Mark Twain, a serious writer who gets her messages across through laughter.”—Donna E. Shalala “A trailblazing literary coup at publication . . . It was the right book at the right time.”—Lee Lynch, author of Beggar of Love From the Trade Paperback edition.

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 : 240
  • 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 : 221
  • 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 : 16
  • 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.

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 : 368
  • 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, Six of One is a richly textured Southern canvas—Rita Mae Brown “at her winning, fondest best”(Kirkus Reviews).

Beggar of Love

Beggar of Love


  • Author : Lee Lynch
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • 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

Sororophobia

Sororophobia


  • Author : Helena Michie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1992-05-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0195360818


Sororophobia Book Description :

This book looks at how differences among women have been textually represented at a variety of historical moments and in a variety of cultural contexts, including Victorian mainstream fiction, African-American mulatto novels, late twentieth-century lesbian communities, and contemporary country music. Sororophobia designates the complex and shifting relations between women's attempts to identify with other women and their often simultaneous desire to establish and retain difference. Michie argues for the centrality to feminism of a paradigm that moves beyond celebrations of identity and sisterhood to a more nuanced notion of women's relations with other women which may include such uncomfortable concepts as envy, jealousy, and competition as well as more institutionalized ideas of difference such as race and class. Chapters on literature are interspersed by "inter-chapters" on the choreography of sameness and difference among women in popular culture.

Rita Will

Rita Will


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 496
  • 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 but afraid she would not survive the long journey home. Her determination to live, and shock everyone by doing it, has become a metaphor for her entire life. Though raised by these loving adoptive parents and a wacky host of other interfering kin, Rita Mae Brown learned early on to be tough and to speak her mind. It was her refusal to be anything but herself that often brought her the most trouble. Here she tells of her tempestuous relationship with her adoptive mother, the mythic Juts of the novels Six of One and Bingo, who called her "the ill," for illegitimate, whenever she lost her temper, and who swore she'd introduce Rita Mae to the social graces, including the dreaded cotillion, even if it killed them both. Here, too, Rita Mae reveals how her headstrong support of social causes almost cost her a hard-earned education and her outspokenness in the early days of the women's movement got her drummed out of NOW, and how the release of her first novel, the scandalous classic Rubyfruit Jungle, made her an overnight phenomenon--the most famous openly gay person in America--and took her from the heights of the New York Times bestseller list to the surreal playhouse that is Hollywood. Through it all, Rita Mae has drawn stre

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Score: 3.5
From 68 Ratings

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409088561


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Description :

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming' Evening Standard 'A novel that deserves revisiting' Observer 'A wonderful rites-of-passage novel' Mariella Frostrup

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 : 192
  • 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 fight behind them and are wary of causes bogged down in talk. After all, says Carole's best friend, the real reason for a revolution is so the good things in life circulate. Her idea of subversion is hiring a Rolls-Royce to go to McDonald's. In Her Day, with its infectious merriment and serious underpinnings, proves that if politics is the great divider, humor is the ultimate restorative.