The town of Way Down Deep is one of those hidden places that few people know about. So when a two-year-old red-headed girl shows up on the courthouse steps its quite a surprise to the local citizens. All that they know about her is her name, Ruby, but Miss Arbutus, the proprietor of the local boardinghouse takes her in.
Ruby grows up in the town of Way Down Deep, learning the cultural values and caring attitude that motivates other town people to help everyone who comes their way, even the bank robber that holds up the local bank!
But Ruby's life is due to change dramatically when a new family comes to town with news of her past. Finally Ruby can meet the relatives that she never knew, but in the end, does she want to live with them, or with the loving family that she has already made her own?
Ruth White's novel is a well written story that has small town appeal and delicately crafted characters. The plot isn't exactly exciting, but the personal relationships and developments in the novel are still sure to keep readers interested.
I would recommend “Way Down Deep” for its unique portrayal of small town life.
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