Laura Ruby

Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2015 National Book Awards

Laura Ruby is the author of books for adults, teens, and children, including the Michael L. Printz Medal winner and National Book Award Finalist Bone Gap, the Edgar Award-nominee Lily’s Ghosts, the Book Sense Pick Good Girls, and the York series.
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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

ISBN 9780062317643 Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins Publishers /

When Frankie’s mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary—just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That’s why Frankie's not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. More about this book >

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Bone Gap

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby book cover, 2015
ISBN 9780062317605 Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books

Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying. More about this book >


Laura Ruby reads at the 2015 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

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Laura Ruby

Laura Ruby is the author of some of the most acclaimed novels for children and teens in recent years, including the Printz Award–winning and National Book Award Finalist Bone Gap, the York series, the Edgar-nominated mystery Lily’s Ghosts, and the Book Sense Pick Good Girls, among others. She is on the faculty of Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and lives in the Chicago area.


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