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Author Pietroni, Anna Lawrence.

Title Ruby's spoon : a novel / Anna Lawrence Pietroni.

Publication Info. New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010.

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Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F PIETRONI    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F PIETRONI    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Fiction  FIC-PIE    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Adult Fiction  PIETRONI    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 366 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Summary In 1933, Ruby Abel Tailor is 13 years old, growing up in the town of Cradle Cross, in the heart of England's coal-dusted Black Country. Ruby lives with her grandmother, works at a chip shop, and dreams of running away. One day, a mysterious stranger arrives: elegant, white-haired Isa Fly, who has come to town to fulfill her dying father's request that she find a long-lost half-sister. Eccentric Isa quickly draws the scorn of the townspeople, especially after she and Ruby befriend the owner of the town's main industry, Blick's Button Factory. As Blick's tips into a steep financial decline, prized possessions all over town go missing, and Ruby questions Isa's motives.
Subject Black Country (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Factories -- England -- Fiction.
City and town life -- England -- Black Country -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781400068685 cloth alkaline paper
1400068681 cloth alkaline paper
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