Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?
Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
Did you plan on becoming an author? Or it just – sort of – took over your life?
Didn’t plan it, really. I’ve always loved books and have written stories for as long as I can remember, but becoming a writer didn’t seem like a real option. I wanted to be a psychologist when I was young but ended up studying literature instead. I got a job at a publishing company writing advertising for books after I graduating. While I was working, I started writing and publishing short stories, which then lead me to novels.
Are you also a bookworm?
What’s your favorite book? (aside from yours)
Such a hard question. Depends on the day you ask me. Today, I will answer that my favorite book is Nicole Krauss’s HISTORY OF LOVE.
How did you come up with the idea of Bone Gap?
Not all at once. Came it little bits and pieces that I had to fit together over the course of about six years. Started with a newspaper article about a woman who lost her son at the mall and couldn’t identify him to police.
How would you define true love?
Hmmm, true love is when both of you are better people with one another than without.
Are you planning to go here in the PH soon?
I have no plans to come to the PH, but you never know!
Are you working on another project?
I’m working on many. I have a few YA novels in the works, and also a MG trilogy.
You can find her via: