Cynthia Bond’s novel: Ruby – Reviewed and praised by Shelf Awareness.
“Memory, racism, community and the resilience of the human spirit are weighty and complex themes around which to build a story that won’t suffer under their burden. Cynthia Bond’s Ruby, however–lush, poetic, and brilliant in its use of imagery–manages to fully explore these elements by entrancing the reader and creating a sort of dream in which human kindness and cruelty are shown as they are–inextricable. Is love alone enough to overcome the scars of unspeakable abuse and ruin? In a debut novel that is striking in its blend of surety and sense of wonder, Bond asks and answers this question in some unexpected ways.”
Read the full review HERE