Lois Ruby

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Lois Ruby


Years active 1947-present
Known for

Steal Away Home

The Secret of Laurel Oaks

Lois Ruby is the author of several children's and young adult books, including some historical fiction. Her most notable works are the historical fiction novels Steal Away Home and The Secret of Laurel Oaks.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ruby is a former resident of Wichita, Kansas, just two hours south of Lawrence, Kansas, the setting of her novel Steal Away Home. She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband. She has three adult sons and six grandchildren.


  • What Do You Do In Quicksand? (1981)
  • Two Truths in My Pocket (1983)
  • This Old Man (1986)
  • Pig Out Inn (1988)
  • Miriam's Well (1995)
  • Skin Deep (1996)
  • Steal Away Home (1999)
  • Swindletop (2000)
  • Soon Be Free (2002)
  • The Moxie Kid (2003)
  • Journey to Jamestown (2005)
  • Shanghai Shadows (2006)
  • The Secret of Laurel Oaks (2008), a book in 208 worldCat libraries[2] about a girl named Lila and a girl named Daphne
  • "Strike! Mother Jones and the Colorado Coal Field War" (2012)
  • "Rebel Spirits" (2013)
  • "Doll Graveyard"


  1. ^ Something about the author. / Volume 184, Gale.Group.
  2. ^ WorldCat

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