Rubyfruit Jungle Study Guide

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Rubyfruit Jungle is a 1973 novel by Rita Mae Brown about Molly Bolt's coming of age. Molly is a lesbian who has an unstable relationship with her mother, Carrie, though her father, Carl, supports and encourages her. Molly has several same-sex relationships and eventually excels in high school, later earning a scholarship to the University of Florida. However, after her relationship with her roommate is revealed, Molly is denied the scholarship and moves to New York where she encounters other hardships as a lesbian.