Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea

Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea Morgan Callan Rogers
  • Title: Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea
  • Author: Morgan Callan Rogers
  • ISBN: 9780670023400
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea Morgan Callan Rogers Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea A captivating debut introducing a spirited young heroine coming of age in coastal Maine during the early s When her mother disappears during a weekend trip Florine Gilham s idyllic childhood is
    A captivating debut, introducing a spirited young heroine coming of age in coastal Maine during the early 1960s When her mother disappears during a weekend trip, Florine Gilham s idyllic childhood is turned upside down Until then she d been blissfully insulated by the rhythms of family life in small town Maine watching from the granite cliffs above the sea for her fatheA captivating debut, introducing a spirited young heroine coming of age in coastal Maine during the early 1960s When her mother disappears during a weekend trip, Florine Gilham s idyllic childhood is turned upside down Until then she d been blissfully insulated by the rhythms of family life in small town Maine watching from the granite cliffs above the sea for her father s lobster boat to come into port, making bread with her grandmother, and infiltrating the summer tourist camps with her friends But with her mother gone, the heart falls out of Florine s life and she and her father are isolated as they struggle to manage their loss Both sustained and challenged by the advice and expectations of her family and neighbors, Florine grows up with her spirit intact And when her father s past comes to call, she must accept that life won t ever be the same while keeping her mother vivid in her memories With Fannie Flagg s humor and Elizabeth Stroud s sense of place, this debut is an extraordinary snapshot of a bygone America through the eyes of an inspiring girl blazing her own path to womanhood.
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    About Morgan Callan Rogers


    1. For marketing purposes, one of my publicists asked me to think about why I stand out That s a hard question to answer during fractured times filled with bombastic narcissists shouting LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME It s almost better to NOT stand out So maybe the question is, what is anti special about me You re only cool when you don t worry about being cool It s a Catch 22.I ve had my moments I rode a three speed bicycle across England during a very rainy summer When I read Wild by Cheryl Strayed, I related to her excitement high versus preparedness ratio low I was an actress for twenty years, appearing in everything from Skin or Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder to Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas I have an awesome voice, discovered when I was about forty I ve held a number of jobs, from service type positions to professional stints as a journalist and editor I ve traveled back and forth across country a number of times between South Dakota and Maine Anything you want to ask about Routes 80 90 I have the answer I ve spent a lot of time in my head, living in worlds parallel to this one So, what DOES makes me special My imagination, which I almost forsook for health insurance and mortgage payments These things are both necessary, but neither is fodder for the soul My imagination rescued me by speaking loud and clear to me on an ordinary afternoon several years ago The small but intense voice in my head whispered, Excuse me I have something to say You can use this gift and live as you were meant to live, or you can merely exist in a place where you ve never quite fit So, I began to honor those characters in my head I listened to what they had to say and I brought them into being.What makes me special I was given the gift of creating worlds, and I am honoring the privilege of doing that I am a lucky woman.


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    1. It s been a long time since I loved a novel as much as this one I loved it most for being true to life It s not all literary, things don t happen in the way most coming of age style novels have you believe they should, but Florine and her family and friends talk in an authentic Maine voice The dialogue is perfect If anyone wants an idea what conversations and characters were like growing up in Maine, they could read this book and get a very good idea I love it that Florine found her own way to c [...]

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    2. I have mixed feelings about this one It has a lot going for it It s about a teenage girl struggling with tough circumstances in an everyody knows everybody small town, and what I like best about the story is how the main character manages to get so lost in such a tiny place It s extremely readable, and the characters are vivid and convincing On the other hand, umm, spoiler alert, I guess Can it be a spoiler when I m warning you that something doesn t happen, even though you may have been waiting [...]

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    3. I debated between 2 and 3 stars for this book.Probably 2 and a half.The premise of this book is interesting in that Florine, who is very close to her mother Carlie, finds it difficult to cope after she disappears from Florine s life, leaving no trace of what happened Florine and her father don t know if she is dead or just gone off somewhere Florine s grief is an intrinsic presence in the novel.The sense of place is beautifully evoked Some of the writing and the imagery in this novel is particul [...]

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    4. EDIT 27.04.14 There is going to be a sequel, coming out in August I m a happy camper

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    5. The story is set in the 60 s.Florine is growing up in a little village at the coast of Maine Her dad is a fisherman, her mom a waitress and she lives a happy life with her friends Dotty, Bud, Glen and of course her grandmother to whom she is very close At age 11 her mom doesn t come back from a vacation trip with her best friend Nobody knows what happens, did she run away, was it a crime Florines world is shattered but life goes onThis is a coming to age story which starts at the age 11 and ends [...]

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    6. If you are looking for a perfect summer read pick up a copy of Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers, and be transported to the coast of Maine Set in 1963, when our heroine Florine Gilham is a carefree, if somewhat devilish, twelve year old enjoying her summer with her fisherman father and beautiful young mother, her local friends she has know all her life, and her devoted Grandmother Florine s life however, is about to change in unexpected ways when her mother Carlie vanishe [...]

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    7. I just realized I never wrote a review after finishing this book, which is a shame, because I really enjoyed it Great setting and characters Enough mystery to keep you going, but mostly the story is the coming of age of young Florine, the every girl is 1960s Maine Great story

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    8. Ich wei nicht, wann ich das letzte Mal so ein tolles Buch gelesen habe Einfach nur traurig sch n, ein Herzensbuch

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    9. Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea, is a coming of age, debut novel which takes place in a small sea side town in Maine, in the 1960s It s a place where most of the year round residents know each other.Growing up for most young girls is hard enough, but for Florine Gilham, the story s young protagonist, it is even painful The summer she was 12, her mother, Carlie, who worked as a waitress, disappeared during her annual trip with a friend to Crow s Nest Harbor The lives of Florine, her father Lee [...]

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    10. This took a little close reading for the first chapter or so because of the wide cast, but once I was there, I was there and happy Roger hands over the Maine coastline and the gritty rather than romantic reality of growing up in such a space Rogers managed to make me root for but not always like the main character, Florine, and empathize with many of the minor characters If you like Coming of Age without the fluff and make believe, daughter father step mother dynamics, and strong landscape sett [...]

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    11. Florine is 12 when her mother disappears during an annual trip she always too with a friend Dad can t cope, starts drinking way too much and Florine goes to live down the street with her gran Loved the character of the grandmother, she reminded me so much of the grandmother I used to have, always ready with a quick hug, or food or a special little treat This is a wonderful coming of age novel and Florine is a wonderful character Sh grows up always with the spectral image of her mother in the bac [...]

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    12. Eine sehr bewegende Geschichte um die junge Florine Man findet fast alle Emotionen in diesem Buch von Trauer bis Lebensfreude, von Liebe bis Hass Ich habe dieses Buch verschlungen Man k nnte evtl bem ngelt, dass Florine etwas zu viele Schicksalsschl ge ereilen Ich wollte auch zwischendurch das Buch bei Seite legen, weil ich nicht noch mehr Ungl ck ertragen konnte, aber es spiegelt dann eben doch das Leben wieder, dass man in manchen Dingen eben nicht beeinflussen kann So sehr man es sich auch w [...]

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    13. While this had some pretty good reviews, I was listening to it and the juvenile voice of the female narrator probably not really a child, but trying to sound like one and the early going was too juvenile for me I guess I m pretty weary of coming of age novels OTOH, I had no trouble with the young girl in LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, so maybe it s the author s delivery.Back to the Panama Canal Also reading Path Between the Seas.

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    14. Fazit Irgendwie hatte ich mir mehr von der Geschichte erhofft als einen st ndig zickigen Teenie Das Ende trieft nur so vor Kitsch und war doch sehr vorhersehbar Mir haben lediglich die ersten 150 Seiten gefallen, wo die Beziehung zwischen Carlie und Florine beschrieben wurde Auch die innige Freundschaft der Clique hatte zeitweise gute Coming of Age Momente Insgesamt aber absoluter Durchschnitt Kann man lesen, muss es aber nicht.

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    15. I checked this book out from the library while doing book club research and really enjoyed it An intriguing story with well thought out characters and the harsh but beautiful setting of the Maine coast I loved the familial relationships between the main character and her dad and grandma The latter part of the story when she gets involved with a rich, entitled summer resident gets a little annoying but it s all part of her journey and she does grow from it A satisfying read all around.

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    16. Ich hab versehentlich die Reihenfolge der CDs durchgemischt Der Geschichte hat dies keinen Abbruch getan, da der Fokus auf der Charakterentwicklung lag Ich hatte dem Cover nach ein fluffiges Buch erwatet Das war es sicher nicht Verlust und Einsamkeit haben Florine hart gemacht, obwohl sie sich nichts mehr als Sicherheit und Liebe w nscht.Die Fortsetzung werde ich nicht lesen.

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    17. young girl growing up in hard times

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    18. Read this in two sittings A coming of age story, I figured that out all by myself A light read about teenaged Florine whose mother goes on a trip and never returns Her father and she are soon at odds, so she moves in with her grandmother Probably not a book I would have chosen for myself, but it kept me entertained.The first of a series.

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    19. I read the sequel to this book first not knowing it was a sequel I then had to read Red Ruby Heart Beautiful story of coming age through some very sad and rough circumstances Loved seeing how Florine started out knowing how she ended up in her adult years I could also see the growth in the author s writing and development of her characters.

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    20. Ein Buch das ich schon mehrere Male gelesen habe Das M dchen tut mir unglaublich leid Gleich zwei Mal wird sie vom Schicksal getroffen obwohl dazwischen gibt es ja noch einige andere Situationen mit denen sie fertig werden muss Sie tut mir wirklich leid, aber ich bewundere sie f r ihre St rke Ein tolles Buch

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    21. I could not put this book down, really enjoyed it A coming of age story of a young women in the 1960 s she survives some hard losses with a strong spirit I look forward to reading by this author this is her first novel.

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    22. Completely enjoyed this book, cannot wait sequel coming in February 16 However, don t read the blurb about the second book spoiler alert I did that and gave away the ending on the first book Still loved the story

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    23. I am reviewing the new novel Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers for the Mobile Press Register Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea is a heartfelt debut Rogers gives us a coming of age tale set in 1960s Maine Florine Gilham is an unforgettable character, and I laughed with her and cried with her So will you Florine reminded me so much of Fannie Flagg s Daisy Fay Harper, the main character in her novel, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man also known as Coming Attractions I sought out [...]

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    24. Es f llt mir schwer, Rubinrotes Herz, eisblaue See zu bewerten Von der Inhaltsangabe her hatte ich eine bewegende, herzzerrei ende Geschichte um ein junges M dchen erwartet, das heranw chst und versucht, mit dem tragischen Verlust ihrer Mutter, dem R tsel um ihr Verschwinden und den nderungen in ihrem Leben klarzukommen Das alles habe ich auch bekommen, aber ich konnte von Anfang keine Verbindung zu irgendeinem der Charaktere aufbauen Viele von ihnen handelten f r mich unverst ndlich und obwohl [...]

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    25. Man tut sich ja immer schwer damit sein Lieblingsbuch zu betiteln und auch ich habe mich immer davor gestr ubt Aber nachdem ich dieses Buch mehr als f nf mal gelesen habe und immer wieder aufs neue von der Tiefe, der Trauer und dem unendlichen Gl ck fasziniert wurde, kann ich es nicht mehr abstreiten Rubinrotes Herz, eisblaue See ist mein Lieblingsbuch Das Buch nimmt einen mit auf die Reise des Erwachsenwerdens und fokussiert sich dabei nicht nur auf die Protagonistin Florine, sondern auch auf i [...]

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    26. It s taken me a few days to write this review, because I m trying to separate my own personal story and how closely I can relate to it from the actual quality of the writing I can honestly say, I could not stop reading this book It s a coming of age novel from the perspective of a young girl named Florine who grew up on the coast of Maine presumably around the Bath Midcoast area She mentions traveling up Route 1 through Wiscasset and Camden and Rockland and the author herself grew up in Bath, wh [...]

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    27. Solid coming of age novel teen girl in 1960s rural Maine Very well written Solid, interesting characters Excellent voice of characters and location Believable ending not all tied up in a nice red bow 9 out of 10 stars I m very picky about giving 10 10 Better than mere chick lit.

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    28. I enjoyed this book of this young girl s coming of age in the 1960 s The story is a bit deprssing at times, as she faces deaths, crisis and accidents I love a good resolution, but not a huge fan of the last page wrap up but even so I give 8.5 10

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    29. Regardless of all the criticisms that are posted for this book some of which I can understand but do not necessarily agree with , it is beautifully written and worth reading for the sole purpose of seeing and hearing good prose This one s a keeper in my library.

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