Mourning Ruby

Mourning Ruby

3.16 (586 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$8.34

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

More than thirty years ago, a mother laid her newborn baby in a shoebox and left it by the bins in the backyard of an Italian restaurant. Now the baby, Rebecca, is a mother herself, and she and her husband Adam are about to experience the greatest tragedy parents can face. Like a Russian doll, this novel opens to reveal a brilliant richness of stories locked within. MOURNING RUBY is Helen Dunmore's most ambitious novel to date, hugely moving and strongly plotted, about memory and history - both personal and public - about love, loss and mourning, and ultimately about the most important relationship in any novel - that of the reader to the writer.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 114 x 184 x 20mm | 174g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141017562
  • 9780141017563

About Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore has published seven novels with Viking and Penguin: ZENNOR IN DARKNESS, which won the McKitterick Prize; BURNING BRIGHT; A SPELL OF WINTER, which won the Orange Prize; TALKING TO DEAD; YOUR BLUE-EYED BOY; WITH YOUR CROOKED HEART, and THE SIEGE, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer. She lives in Bristol.
show more

Rating details

586 ratings
3.16 out of 5 stars
5 11% (63)
4 25% (146)
3 40% (236)
2 18% (105)
1 6% (36)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X