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
developed a taste for fast men and cheap liquor, and not even her preacher
daddy can set her straight. Most everyone in the neighborhood knows you don’t
cross Ruby. Only Othella Mae Cartier, daughter of the town tramp, understands
what makes Ruby tick.
Ruby discovers she’s in the family way, she’s scared for the first time in her
life. After hiding her growing belly with baggy dresses, Ruby secretly gives
birth to a baby girl at Othella’s house. With few choices, 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.
nothing can erase Ruby’s memories of the child she lost-or quell her simmering
rage at Othella for persuading her to let her precious baby go. If there’s a
fine line between best friend and worst nightmare, Ruby is surely treading it.
Because someday, there will be a reckoning. And when it comes, Othella will
learn the hard way that no one knows how to exact revenge quite like Ruby Jean
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