Ruth Connors (The Lovely Bones) Ruth Connors is the sensitive, poetic teen-aged girl touched by Susie Salmon’s departing soul in Alice Sebold’s 2002 best-seller, The Lovely Bones, which was made into a 2009 movie. Ruth is a clear opposite of the living Susie – she has a dark outlook and viewpoint of the world, unlike the rosier environment with which the universe had gifted Susie. Ruth becomes a magnetic draw for Susie from the Other Side, as Susie strives to reconnect with the life that had so abruptly been ended for her. Eventually, Susie breaks through and, for a brief time, is able to inhabit Ruth’s body and to experience the joy of union with her erstwhile boyfriend, Ray. Finally, Susie comes to realize that it is time for her to move further on in her own journey, away from the earthbound family whose fates have so entranced her. Young Ruth, after her own entanglement in the ethereal world, becomes a visionary and a dedicated crusader for the rights of female victims of violent crime.
Ruth Foster Dead (Song of Solomon) Ruth Dead is a character in Toni Morrison’s 1977 bestseller, Song of Solomon. Ruth is the mother of the protagonist, Macon “Milkman” Dead III, a young African American man. Ruth was the daughter of the town’s only black physician, whom she loved to excess and for whom she endlessly mourns. Trapped in a loveless marriage to a man who is emotionally abusive to her, and supported largely by her husband’s indomitable sister, Pilate, it may be argued that Ruth is a rather ineffectual cipher of a woman. This is a woman, however, who stands up to that abusive husband when he tries to force her to abort the child who will become her beloved son. In her own quiet way, she goes about her life honoring exactly what is precious to her against all odds.
Ruth Leonard (Rabbit, Run) Ruth Leonard is a character in John Updike’s acclaimed 1960 novel, Rabbit, Run, first of the four novels featuring his protagonist, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. Ruth is an atheistic, humorous, part-time prostitute who becomes Rabbit’s lover and is impregnated by him, only to be casually dumped as he returns to his own pregnant wife. Not a good time in the history of womankind to be a single mother, a prostitute, an atheist – any of the above. Ruth, however, decides to forge ahead with her pregnancy on her own, and tells the groveling Rabbit to get lost unless he wants to commit to her. For this she earns our undying regard.
Ruth Younger (A Raisin in the Sun) Ruth Younger is the wife in Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 groundbreaking play, A Raisin in the Sun. Ruth is emblematic of young black women in the 1950s, in that not only is she placed in a position of subservience to her (less intelligent) husband, she must also pay respect to a society that regards her as less than a fully realized human being. Toiling as a domestic in white women’s houses, she scarcely has enough energy to run a household for her own family. The financial exigencies of their lives force the Youngers into constant compromises and internal bickering. When Ruth realizes she is pregnant with another child, she temporarily considers abortion as a solution. Ruth, however, is made of stern stuff, and ultimately weighs in on the side of valiantly striving for a better life for the entire family. Somehow, she reasons, they will make it – she loves her husband and child and, although naturally pessimistic, she opts to believe that their commitment to each other will help them to succeed in a white-dominated world.
Amanda Ruth - a song by Rank and File
Beekeeper Seeks Ruth - a song by Guided By Voices
Naomi Gonna Be with Ruth - a song by ApologetiX
Rose and a Baby Ruth - a song by George Hamilton IV
Ruth and the Green Book (Calvin Alexander Ramsey) - Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws...Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook--and the kindness of strangers--Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama. Ruth's story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact. Recommended for ages 6-10.
The Story Of Ruth (Maxine Rose Schur) - The Library School Jornal says: This retelling of the complicated Bible story begins with Elimelech and Naomi's journey to Moab due to the famine in Judah and continues with the marriage of Kilion and Mahlon to Moabite women. After the death of her husband and both of her sons, Naomi returns to her homeland. Her daughter-in-law Ruth decides to join her: For wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you stay, I will stay. Your people shall be my people, and your god, my God. Ruth's courtship with Boaz is included along with the account of the birth of their son Obed, grandfather of David, the first king of Israel. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Famous People Named Ruth - Ruth Buzzi (comedienne); Ruth Bader Ginsburg (U.S. Supreme Court Justice); Ruth Westheimer (writer, sex therapist "Dr. Ruth"); Ruth Abrams (artist) ; Ruth Anderson (artist); Ruth Baetz (writer); Ruth Behar (writer); Ruth Behrens (writer); Ruth Benedict (anthropologist); Ruth Brown (singer); Babe Ruth (baseball great)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Ruth - Eric Clapton (musician); Grover Cleveland (U.S. President); Bruno Bettelheim (psychologist)
Ruth - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ruth.