Moore, Ruth (1904 - 1989)

Genre: Children's Literature, General Fiction, Poetry

Moore was born on Gotts Island, Maine and graduated from what is now the New York State University at Albany with a degree in English.

After acquiring her degree, she worked for a time as the secretary for NAACP founder Mary White Ovington and as an editor at Reader's Digest. While living in Greenwhich Village, NY, she wrote poetry and several unpublished novels.

Her second novel, was made into the film Deep Waters, the proceeds of which allowed her to return to Maine where she remained until her death in 1989.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Weir: A Novel of the Maine Coast,(1943)
  • Spoonhandle, (1946)
  • The Fire Balloon, (1948)
  • Candlemas Bay, (1950)
  • Jeb Ellis of Candlemas Bay, (1952)
  • A Fair Wind Home, (1953)
  • Speak to the Winds, (1956);
  • Cold As A Dog and the Wind Northeast: Ballads, (1958)
  • The Walk Down Main Street, (1960)
  • Second Growth, (1962)
  • The Sea Flower, (1964)
  • The Gold & Silver Hooks, (1969)
  • Time's Web: Poems (1972)
  • Lizzie & Caroline, a novel, (1972)
  • The Dinosaur Bite, (1976)
  • Sarah Walked Over the Mountain, (1979)
  • The Tired Apple Tree: Poems & Ballads, (1990)
  • High Clouds Soaring, Storms Driving Low: The Letters of Ruth Moore, (1993)

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