Love, Ruby Lavender, by Deborah Wiles

Ruby Lavender used to have a fun life, until her Yoo-Hoo-drinking, pink muumuu-wearing, best friend of a grandmother up and left for Hawaii to spend the summer with her new (smelly) grandbaby.  Now Ruby is stuck in boring old Halleluia, Mississippi, reading to her chickens, sweeping the floors at the general store (torture), and being tormented by the curly-haired, tip-tapping Melba Jane.

In letter after letter, nine-year old Ruby pours out her heart to her grandmother.  But there is one thing Ruby cannot tell even her----the very same thing that makes Ruby take the long way home every single time and that makes her dislike Melba Jane more than anyone.

Ruby is resourceful.  She is feisty.  She's in for some big surprises.  Ruby Lavender is a character that readers remember for a long time.

Join us on Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 to discuss this delightful book.  Refreshments will be served.