Mourning Ruby

Mourning Ruby

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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.
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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.
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586 ratings
3.16 out of 5 stars
5 11% (63)
4 25% (146)
3 40% (236)
2 18% (105)
1 6% (36)
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