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Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
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Rubyfruit Jungle

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Narrator Anna Paquin
Length 6 hours 27 minutes
Language English
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Academy Award winner Anna Paquin narrates Rita Mae Brown’s pathbreaking novel Rubyfruit Jungle, available for the first time ever in audio.

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 since its original publication almost fifty years ago.

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.

Rita Mae Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series, A Nose for Justice, and the Sister Jane novels, as well as Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day, Six of One, The Sand Castle, and the memoirs Animal Magnetism and Rita Will. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, she lives in Afton, Virginia, with cats, hounds, horses, and big red foxes.

Anna Paquin made her acting debut portraying Flora McGrath in the romantic drama film The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of eleven. Continuing to perform prominent roles into adulthood, she later played the lead role of Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s vampire drama series True Blood, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Among many other accolades, Paquin has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Reviews

“Powerful…A truly incredible book.”

“Academy Award-winner Anna Paquin sensitively narrates Rubyfruit Jungle’s first-ever audio version, honoring the 50th anniversary of this tale…[and] clearly delivers Molly’s longing for freedom, her eventual experience of vibrant city life and learning, and joyous exploration of her lesbian sexuality in this moving depiction of self-discovery.”

“Anna Paquin’s solid narration…creates an immediate impression of the irrepressible Molly Bolt…This engaging production allows listeners to fully experience Brown’s seminal novel.”

“Groundbreaking.”

“A crass and hilarious slice of growing up ‘different,’ as fun to read today as it was in 1973.”

“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.”

“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life.”

“You can’t fully know—or enjoy—how much the world has changed without reading this truly wonderful book.”

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