Growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, Ruby Jean Upshaw is the kind of girl who knows what she wants and knows how to get it.  By the time she's fifteen, Ruby has a taste for fast men and cheap liquor, and not even her preacher daddy can set her straight. Only Othella Mae Cartier, daughter of the town tramp, understands what makes Ruby tick.
When Ruby discovers she's in the family way, she's scared for the first time in her life. After hiding her growing belly, Ruby secretly gives birth to a baby girl at Othella's house. Othella talks Ruby into giving the child away--and with the help of a shocking revelation, convinces Ruby to run off with her to New Orleans.
But nothing can erase Ruby's memories of her child--or quell her simmering rage at Othella for persuading her to let her precious baby go.  Someday there will be a reckoning. And Othella will learn that no one knows how to exact revenge quite like Ruby Jean Upshaw.  .  .
|Grouped Work ID||bf0d3963-266d-4bee-924e-bf57ffd78269|
|Grouping Title||mama ruby|
|Grouping Author||mary monroe|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-10-20 04:51:18AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-20 05:07:00AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
Online OverDrive Collection
|display_description||After Othella--the daughter of the town tramp in Shreveport, Louisiana--convinces her to give her baby away, 15-year-old Ruby Jean Upshaw runs away to New Orleans where nothing can erase the memories of the child she lost or quell her simmering rage at Othella for persuading her to let her baby go.|
|local_callnumber_addison||FIC MONROE M.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|subject_facet||African American women -- Fiction|
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction
Runaway teenagers -- Fiction
Teenage mothers -- Fiction
Mama Ruby / Mary Monroe
|topic_facet||African American Fiction|
African American women