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Anne Marie Ruff

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Anne Marie Ruff has spent her whole life telling stories: as a novelist, journalist, radio broadcaster, editor, teacher, and actor. She has spent much of her adult life traveling the world, living abroad, and asking questions in search of stories worth telling.

Born in Minnesota, she attended Blake Upper School before moving to Los Angeles to study geography and environmental studies at UCLA. She worked as a journalist, based for several years in Bangkok, Thailand, and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Her work has been published/broadcast by NPR, BBC, PRI, PBS, Christian Science Monitor, Time Asia, Far Eastern Economic Review, and International Herald Tribune TV.

Anne Marie’s first novel, Through These Veins, about the development of

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The Last Devadasi by Barbara L. Baer
"Seen through a narrow looking glass, an Indian temple dancer and mistress of men paid a final tribute to an ancient tradition. This character-driven tale followed the courage of an outspoken Indian woman during the 1970s looking to break a strangleho" Read more of this review »
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The Last Devadasi leads readers on a delightful multilayered jaunt in 1970s India with a likeable cast of flawed characters as tour guides. Barbara Baer leads us down fascinating lanes of deception and discrimination with a light touch and careful at ...more
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Beneath the Same Heaven by Anne Marie Ruff
"Beneath the Same Heaven turned out to be so good that it just about broke me emotionally. It reads as a mystery combined with a love story combined with intense family drama.

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Beneath the Same Heaven by Anne Marie Ruff
"A good book with a fascinating premise that could have been a great book had it not slightly lost its way in the middle and flattened out the 2 main characters.

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I loved the premise and the idea of magical doors around the planet. But because of the writing style I had difficulty feeling close to the characters. I also appreciated the quick pace, but wanted to know more about the characters who appeared as fa ...more
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I adored this book. From the preview of Paula's international foible to the details about the lawyers' motivations and weaknesses, the book rang true to me. I found the interweaving of the political/international arbitration story line and Paula's fl ...more
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