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Ilie Ruby

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The Salt God's Daughter takes place in the seaside community of Long Beach, CA, where I was a teacher over two decades ago. I adored this community, and never quite forgot the enchanted landscape dotted with luminous floating "islands," which were disguised to mask oil rigs along the coastline. Years later, as I began to write a modern-day folktale about the selkies, shape-shifters that are men on land and seals in the water, the setting of Long Beach began to emerge. The history of this beloved place became the bedrock of a multi-generational love story.

My first novel, The Language of Trees takes place in a magical part of Upstate New York where I spent my childhood summers--Canandaigua Lake. Located in an area the Seneca Indians call Th
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Average rating: 3.56 · 1,544 ratings · 346 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Language of Trees

3.63 avg rating — 876 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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The Salt God's Daughter

3.46 avg rating — 668 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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“Love isn't tested by how good it makes you feel. It's tested by whether you are brave enough to feel every part of it.”
Ilie Ruby

“Who can say what they’d have done in her situation. She’s stronger than she knows. I tried to tell her that every day, too.”
“Was that the truth?” Grant asks.
Joseph smiles. “You ever see a tree that’s dying, it’s nothing but a bunch of dried out branches? You can talk to this tree, tell it all about how its leaves are growing green and healthy. Then you sit back and watch how it changes.”
Ilie Ruby, The Language of Trees

“You could teach an animal to learn your language, but you'd be missing the point. The point was to learn its language. Only then would you understand.”
Ilie Ruby, The Salt God's Daughter

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“Who can say what they’d have done in her situation. She’s stronger than she knows. I tried to tell her that every day, too.”
“Was that the truth?” Grant asks.
Joseph smiles. “You ever see a tree that’s dying, it’s nothing but a bunch of dried out branches? You can talk to this tree, tell it all about how its leaves are growing green and healthy. Then you sit back and watch how it changes.”
Ilie Ruby, The Language of Trees

“I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
Alive
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness”
E.E. Cummings, Poems, 1923-1954

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Ilie Ruby Hi Stuart,
Thank you for the kind words about the book. Delighted to be connected to you here!

Best,
Ilie


Stuart Hi Ilie,

Thank you, I am delighted to be friends here on GoodReads. I have heard so many wonderful comments about your book, 'The Language of Trees'.

All the best,

Stuart :)


Shelagh Hi Ilie,

I hope the book tour is going well. Good luck with it!

~Shelagh


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