The Raffle Baby

The Raffle Baby

by Ruth Talbot
The Raffle Baby

The Raffle Baby

by Ruth Talbot



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With precise, breathtaking prose and hints of magical realism, Ruth Talbot tells the tale of three orphans as they crisscross the country in the 1930s, riding the rails, chasing the harvests, and stealing when they must. Their destination is always the same: survival.


Teeny, Sonny Boy and Vic have been swallowed up by the desperation and devastation of the Great Depression, but the trio is buoyed by the fantastical tales Teeny weaves around campfires in hobo jungles and migrant camps, including the story of the raffle baby.


As the three navigate the ravages of poverty and prejudices, they form a family bond as strong as the forces against them. But when a solemn pact fails to protect them, their lives are forever changed. And Sonny Boy is left to tell their story, and his own.


Both heartbreaking and uplifting, The Raffle Baby examines the intersection of love, loss and resilience, and the enduring triumph of memory. This is a magical tale not soon forgotten.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940166288851
Publisher: Ruth Talbot
Publication date: 01/23/2022
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 118,938
File size: 482 KB

About the Author

Ruth Talbot is a fiction writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and rescue pup. She is working on her next novel.

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