Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle

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"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.
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books
Copyright Date: ©1988
ISBN: 9780804152761
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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emilyc2017
Sep 12, 2017

The sheer will and determination of Molly Bolt is inspiring. I loved reading about her unapologetically challenging the status quo throughout all her formative years and living her life her way and never giving up. We have one life and one life only we deserve to be happy and to live our lives our way. I can see why this book is a classic.

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sviera
Jul 05, 2011

A must read!

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joannet2
Mar 16, 2011

I enjoyed this coming of age story of Molly Bolt and strong willed, smart and funny lesbian growing up in the 50's. There are some good comments about society's feeling on lesbianism at that time and I could relate to some of what the character was struggling with. However, I did find it unrealistic that Molly managed to get every woman she wanted to sleep with her and didn't seem to struggle with her sexual identity too much.

Given that the book is a page turner and quite short I would recommend you give it a read because there are some great lines in the book that make up for some of its faults.

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