Ruth Moore


Born
in Gott's Island, Maine, The United States
July 21, 1903

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Ruth Moore (1903–1989) was an important Maine author of the twentieth century. She is best known for her honest portrayals of Maine people and evocative descriptions of the state. Now primarily thought of as a regional writer, Moore was a significant literary figure on the national stage during her career. Her second novel Spoonhandle spent fourteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in the company of George Orwell, W. Somerset Maugham and Robert Penn Warren. In her time, Moore was hailed as "New England's only answer to Faulkner".

In 1940 Ruth met Eleanor Mayo, an aspiring writer also from Maine, and the two soon became a couple. They returned to New York where Ruth got a job with The Readers Digest while writing her first novel, T
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Average rating: 4.0 · 842 ratings · 124 reviews · 114 distinct worksSimilar authors
Spoonhandle

4.23 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1946 — 5 editions
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The Weir

4.05 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 1943 — 5 editions
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Candlemas Bay

4.09 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1950 — 4 editions
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Speak To the Winds

4.11 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1956 — 2 editions
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A Fair Wind Home

3.83 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1953 — 2 editions
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The Sea Flower

4.04 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1965
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Walk Down Main Street

3.96 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1960 — 3 editions
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The Fire Balloon

4.18 avg rating — 17 ratings
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Second Growth

3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1962
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Cold as a Dog and the Wind ...

4.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1986
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More books by Ruth Moore…
“Grampie's boat was a little double-ender, a model not built nowadays. She was narrow, so that she pitched and rolled something wicked in almost any sea. He could handle her, but he said she was probably the boat Christ got out of and walked away from on the water.”
Ruth Moore, Candlemas Bay

“He would sit singing, his cheeks turning red above his whiskers; but his voice always came out deep and steady, like the sound of long ago, if long ago could make a sound instead of being forever lost and silent.”
Ruth Moore, Candlemas Bay

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