Crackpots

Crackpots

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Houghton
When we first meet Ruby Reese she’s a spunky kid in a cowgirl hat, tap dancing her way through a slightly off-kilter 1950s childhood. With an insomniac mother and a demolitions-expert father, her entire family is what the residents of her small town would call "a bunch of crackpots." Despite the dramas of her upbringing, Ruby matures into a creative, introspective, and wholly beguiling woman. But her adulthood is marked by complex relationships and romantic missteps -- three unsuitable marriages, dramatic crushes, the complicated love between siblings. As Sara Pritchard deftly guides us through Ruby's story, from the present to the past and back again, a portrait of a remarkably resilient woman emerges. Suffused with humor and melancholy, imagination and insight, Crackpots heralds the debut of a skilled and sensitive storyteller.


Baker & Taylor
Growing up in an unorthodox family in 1950s Pennsylvania, feisty Ruby Reese matures into an introspective, creative woman who negotiates her way through three failed marriages, struggling to learn from her mistakes and to explore her own identity as a woman. Winner of the 2002 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize for fiction. Original.

Blackwell North Amer
When we first meet Ruby Reese, she's a spunky kid in a cowgirl hat, tap-dancing her way through a slightly off-kilter 1950s childhood. With an insomniac mother and a demolitions-expert father, her entire family is what the residents of her small town would call "a bunch of crackpots."
Despite the dramas of her upbringing, Ruby matures into a creative, introspective and wholly beguiling woman. But her adulthood is marked by complex relationships and romantic missteps - three unsuitable marriages, dramatic crushes, the complicated love between siblings. As Sara Pritchard deftly guides us through Ruby's story, from the present to the past and back again, a portrait of a remarkably resilient woman emerges. Suffused with humor and melancholy, imagination and insight, Crackpots heralds the debut of a skilled and sensitive storyteller.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
ISBN: 9780618302451
061830245X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Pritchard
Characteristics: xii, 194 p. ; 21 cm

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