[PDF/EBOOK] Mourning Ruby BY Helen Dunmore


10 thoughts on “Mourning Ruby

  1. says:

    This book is both one of the best I’ve read in a long time and uite disappointing The excellent part has to do with Rebecca and Adam’s loss of their daughter—and the author treats the subject with sensitivi

  2. says:

    This is a rather frustrating book to me On the one hand the writing in the mechanical sense sentence and imagery etc is lovely and sometimes breathtaking On the other hand the actual story is disappointing I am not one who reuires plot heavy stories to be satisfied with a book but I do reuire something that at least connects in meaningful ways This one for me just didn't The phrase the sum of the whole is gre

  3. says:

    The first part of this book had me so gripped I couldn't sleep as former abandoned child Rebecca and her husband Adam mourned the loss of their only daughter But part way through it became a thoroughly weak tale written by Rebecca's friend Joe from where it descended rapidly into cliche and plot 'twists' heralded from a mile off At one point Dun so lost interest in telling the rest of Joe's 'plucky prostitute in love with doomed WW1 airman

  4. says:

    At first I really enjoyed this book Dun's writing style is beautiful However there just seem to be so many storylines packed into uite a short book and I ended up feeling disappointed by the end as none of them seemed to come to any sort of ending It felt too fragmented for me and I ended up feeling a little confused as the book went from one storyline to another without giving you time to really 'fall in love with' the charact

  5. says:

    This book describes the agony of a parent losing a child of grief and not letting go In Western cultures we'd grieve and then tell another person to get on with it if the grieving is prolonged An Asian person would be able to understand how the dead continued to live on The first section of the book was warm and sorrowful Dun's sty

  6. says:

    How does this happen? How can an author who writes such stellar books such as The Seige write a dud like Mourning RubyOne hundred pages into it and I uit counted my loss and moved along It was good enough to keep hoping that it wou

  7. says:

    I didn't really enjoy this book The first section was the better bit although as the mother of children around Ruby's age I found it v

  8. says:

    I do not know if I can express how personal this book felt to me If readers are looking for a novel with a tidy narrative arch this is not that book MOURNING RUBY by Helen Dun 2004 does not provide the tidy happy or sad ending The re

  9. says:

    On the back cover of Mourning Ruby it says “Like a Russian doll this novel opens to reveal a brilliant richness of stories locked within” Unfortunately the stories simply don’t hang together Although I did believe in Rebecca’s grief I did not believe in Mr Damiano’s stories I also found that I was relating to Joe and Rebecca’s friendship than the love affair between Rebecca and Adam I also found th

  10. says:

    Mourning Ruby is or less about a mother who is grieving the tragic loss of her five year old daughter But the or less part cannot be overlooked

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review Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Helen Dunmore

Mourning Ruby

About thirty years ago a mother laid her newborn baby in a shoebox and left it in the backyard of an Italian restaurant Now the baby Rebecca is a mother herself A child of no one and nowhere she has. This is a rather frustrating book to me On the one hand the writing in the mechanical sense sentence and imagery etc is lovely and sometimes breathtaking On the other hand the actual story is disappointing I am not one who reuires plot heavy stories to be satisfied with a book but I do reuire something that at least connects in meaningful ways This one for me just didn t The phrase the sum of the whole is greater than its parts comes to mind here except in the case of Mourning Ruby the opposite is true The parts are much greater than their sum The author has several little figments of story each of which could be incredibly interesting if developed Unfortunately they aren t I suppose that could be the point but it left me feeling cheated The overall story which I took to be the main character Rebecca s progress in her grief didn t connect with me That arc was disjointed and too vague to make an impression It could be that I just didn t care much for Rebecca Another character Joe makes a comment at one point that she cares nothing for herself I did not find that to be the case I found she was extremely wrapped up in herself with little regard to the fact that her husband too had lost a child I think this is probably natural with grief and I could have actually embraced that fact had Rebecca been developed than she was This was a problem with nearly every character and I think that s why the overall arc falls flat with me However there are parts of this book when Helen Dun works magic Some of the way she shows Rebecca s grief are beautiful And that s why I finished the book because of those moments Unfortunately the story was too disconnected and vague to leave a very lasting impact on me Abandoned Alice the backyard of an Italian restaurant Now Map My Heart the baby Rebecca is a mother herself A child of no one and nowhere she has. This is a rather frustrating book Scandal to me On The Fashion Condition the one hand Embellish Me the writing in The Snakehead the mechanical sense sentence and imagery etc is lovely and sometimes breathtaking On The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the actual story is disappointing I am not one who reuires plot heavy stories Truly Wilde to be satisfied with a book but I do reuire something VEGAN ganz anders that at least connects in meaningful ways This one for me just didn An Infamous Army (Alastair, the sum of Score! the whole is greater Abela than its parts comes A Sisters Secret to mind here except in Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch the case of Mourning Ruby Butchers Crossing the opposite is Unchained Melanie true The parts are much greater Olivias Luck than Middle Class Problems their sum The author has several little figments of story each of which could be incredibly interesting if developed Unfortunately The City of London, Volume 2 they aren Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible t I suppose How We Lived Then that could be Top Tips for Fussy Eaters the point but it left me feeling cheated The overall story which I Winnie Davis took The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries to be The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the main character Rebecca s progress in her grief didn The Tower t connect with me That arc was disjointed and The Seeds of Time too vague The New Black to make an impression It could be Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, that I just didn Two Hours t care much for Rebecca Another character Joe makes a comment at one point Finding Us (Finding, that she cares nothing for herself I did not find The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination to The Girl in the Glass Tower too had lost a child I The Great Divide think The Lady and the Peacock this is probably natural with grief and I could have actually embraced Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith that fact had Rebecca been developed The Real Deal than she was This was a problem with nearly every character and I The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories there are parts of The Winter of the Lions this book when Helen Dun works magic Some of The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 the way she shows Rebecca s grief are beautiful And The Not So Invisible Woman that s why I finished The Boss those moments Unfortunately Captain Greys Lady the story was The Handmaidens too disconnected and vague My Bossy Dolly to leave a very lasting impact on me

review Mourning Ruby

Created her own unorthodox but tender family Then this hopeful life is dealt a blow that could shatter even the strongest of ties Now Rebecca must face the future by delving into her mysterious past. At first I really enjoyed this book Dun s writing style is beautiful However there just seem to be so many storylines packed into uite a short book and I ended up feeling disappointed by the end as none of them seemed to come to any sort of ending It felt too fragmented for me and I ended up feeling a little confused as the book went from one storyline to another without giving you time to really fall in love with the characters

review Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Helen Dunmore

Dun's most ambitious work to date Mourning Ruby is a meditation on memory and history both personal and public It's an unforgettable tale of love loss and the transcendent power of storytelling itsel. I do not know if I can express how personal this book felt to me If readers are looking for a novel with a tidy narrative arch this is not that book MOURNING RUBY by Helen Dun 2004 does not provide the tidy happy or sad ending The real world is messy and interwoven and stunningly beautiful It crushes you and forces you to look at events you wished had never happened it catches you up in longing and joy and throws you into the cold sea From the title we know her daughter has died that this has crushed Rebecca s world I know her story I know her need to circle around and around without looking at what happens because she cannot stop seeing it cannot stop irrationally bargaining for some other turn of fate that need is always there blotting out the rest of the world Finally she tells us You can write about memory forever You can do it to avoid writing about what happened It s one way out of it Tell a story tell another story Stories falling thick as snow to bury what happened this is what happened 91 It is much than grief it is love and passion and the way our lives touch others the way we pay for our imagined sins and achieve forgiveness You will have to take my word for it that the way it ends makes me smile and feel grateful both for this book and for my own life

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Mourning Ruby
  • Helen Dunmore
  • English
  • 15 March 2018
  • 9780425200193

About the Author: Helen Dunmore

I was born in December 1952 in Yorkshire the second of four children My father was the eldest of twelve and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life as have my own children In a large family you hear a great many stories You also come to understand very early that stories hold uite different meanings for different listeners and can be recast from many viewpoints