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Occupation  Author Librarian
Name  Lois Ruby
Years active  1977-present
Role  Author
Lois Ruby Lois Ruby New Mexico Library Association
Known for  Steal Away Home The Secret of Laurel Oaks
Books  Steal Away Home, The secret of Laurel Oaks, Soon be free, Rebel Spirits, Shanghai shadows

Lawton Public Schools: Author Lois Ruby Visits Freedom Elementary

Lois Ruby is the author of several children's and young adult books, including some historical fiction. Her most notable works are the historical fiction novels Steal Away Home and The Secret of Laurel Oaks.


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Personal life

Lois Ruby Lois Ruby New Mexico Library Association

Ruby is a former resident of Wichita, Kansas, just two hours south of Lawrence, Kansas, the setting of her novel Steal Away Home. She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband. She has three adult sons and six grandchildren.


  • What Do You Do In Quicksand? (1981)
  • Two Truths in My Pocket (1983)
  • This Old Man (1986)
  • Pig Out Inn (1988)
  • Miriam's Well (1995)
  • Skin Deep (1996)
  • Steal Away Home (1999)
  • Swindletop (2000)
  • Soon Be Free (2002)
  • The Moxie Kid (2003)
  • Journey to Jamestown (2005)
  • Shanghai Shadows (2006)
  • The Secret of Laurel Oaks (2008), a book in 208 worldCat libraries about a girl named Lila and a girl named Daphne
  • "Strike! Mother Jones and the Colorado Coal Field War" (2012)
  • "Rebel Spirits" (2013)
  • References

    Lois Ruby Wikipedia

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