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Maven Books

Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

Currently reading

Christina Alberta's Father
H.G. Wells
Weike Wang
Go, Went, Gone
Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine
Tales from the Underworld
Hans Fallada

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.