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Jeffrey Hale
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   Book One: Wishbone
1RubyBellColored girl being raised by White folks.
 PapaBellRuby's grandfather.
 EphramJenningsThe man who loved Ruby since childhood.
 MissPhilomenaStore owner. Aka: Miss P.
 ChauncyRankinOne of the Rankin brothers.
 GubberSamuelsEphram's friend.
 CeliaJenningsEphram's older sister.
 Omar JenningsCelia and Ephram's father. Aka: Reverend Jennings.
 ClancySimkinsEphram's neighbor.
 RupertShankleRuby's neighbor.
 Glister Ephram's neighbor.
 Baby Girl SamuelsGubber's cousin.
 SupraRankinThe Rankin boys' mother.
 Charlie  Glister's son.
2Otha BeatriceJennings Celia and Ephram's mother. Aka: Otha Daniels.
 MargaretWilkinsRuby's friend. Aka: Maggie.
 BeulahWilkinsMaggie's mother.
 Samella  One of Beulah's daughters.
 Rooster Chauncy's younger brother.
 Tanny Ruby's friend.
 MaTanteWitch doctor.
 Clem Gubber's Uncle.
   Dybo├╣ - an evil force out of the conjure world
 Miss BarbaraHostess at THE FRIENDS' Club.
3Joshua Pastor at In-His-Name Holiness Church.
 MoPertyOne of the town folks.
 Bessie 1 Mo's wife.
 JunieRankinChauncy's great-uncle.
4EdBloomOwner of Bloom's Juke.
 ShepBloomEd's brother.
 Mrs.GregoryOne of the town folks.
 K.O.CharlesCelia's ex-boyfriend.
 Mabel One of Bloom's Juke prostitutes.
 Pete One of Bloom's Juke's customers.
 GirdieBellYoungest of the Bell girls.
 CharlotteBellRuby's mother.
 Neva AnnettaBellEldest of the Bell girls.
 Jeb K.O.'s brother.
 MisterBellBell girls father.
 PeterLeechViceroy of the First National Bank.
 JulieLeechPeter's wife.
 LucyLevyJulie's mother.
 JeffreyLevyPresident of First National Bank.
 GeorgeLevyTown sheriff.
 ClaudJacksonThe man who lost his cattle.
 EdwinShephardShephard's Mortuary owner.
 SheriffJuniorGeorge's son.
 CharliseGladdingtonRuby's handler.
6Verde MayRankinSupra's daughter.
 PercyRankinChauncy's brother.
 MossRenfolkOne of the town folks.
 Lem One of Bloom's Juke's customers.
7Millie Chauncy Rankin's horse.
   Book Two: Two Bits
9Billy Costume designer.
 Jonah Station master.
10MelonieRankinCelia's opponent's daughter.
 May The Pastor Joshua's wife.
 MercyPolkAka: Mother Mercy.
12HubertMalloyFur merchant.
 Bea Hubert's daughter-in-law.
 ShermanMontyThe owner of Monty's delicatessen.
 Mr.MoskowitzRuby's neighbor.
 AbbyMillhousePage Three's bouncer and the club manager's best friend.
 GrandmaSilviaThe woman who ran a children's boarding school in Neches.
 Tippy Ruby's great-uncle.
 Pete Tippy's dog.
13RighteousPolkOne of the church sisters.
 Tressie Moss Renfolk's wife.
   Book Three: Revelations
15SarahGeoffreyEphram's childhood crush.
 Taylor K.O.'s older brother.
 Lily Sarah Geoffrey's cousin.
 Charles Percy's brother.
16SisterThelmaSupra Rankin's husband's lover.
 Salvation Righteous Polk's sister.
 Honey Righteous Polk's daughter.
 ReverendSwansonThe reverend who got Honey pregnant.
 Bessie 2 Junie's wife.
 Petunia Junie's sister.
 SimRankinOne of the Rankin brothers.
17Dr.TullyDoctor from Beaumont.
 MarilynDanielsOtha's mother.
 MinisterBowingThe minister who married Otha and Reverend Jennings.
 PaulaRenfolkMiss Barbara's maid.
 DeaconMarcus,Man who always bought his wife a flower bouquet on Fridays.
 PenterRankinOne of the Rankin brothers.
 Dr.GlassOtha's doctor.
20MasterGibbsCotton field owner.
 MissSybilThe laundress.
 ErnestMeagersSofia's lover.
 SofiaJenningsReverend Jennings mother.
 Betty Ten year old girl.
21MinnieHardyK.O.'s cousin.
 Grace Righteous Polk's cousin.
 PeterGreenOne of Miss Barbara's clients.
 GertieRenfolkOne of the choir members.
22Mr.RankinSupra's husband.
 SorrellWilkinsOne of the town folks.
 Mr.SimpkinsOne of the town folks.
 Mandy Petty's seven-month-old son.
 Clara Moss Percy's wife.
 Evelyn K.O.'s wife.
Ruby suggested by Barbara Tucker