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Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore

Mourning Ruby - Helen Dunmore

A winding tale about a woman (and her husband) mourning the death of her daughter, though this aspect of the plot wasn't clear initially. Lovely use of language and a well-crafted story overall. The insertion of the friend's novel was interesting, though somewhat distracting as well.