Iris and Ruby

Iris and Ruby

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The unexpected arrival of her willful teenage granddaughter, Ruby, brings life and disorder to 82-year-old Iris Black's old house in Cairo. Ruby, driven by her fraught relationship with her own mother to run away from England, is seeking refuge with the grandmother she hasn't seen for years. An unlikely bond develops between them, as Ruby helps Iris to record her fading memories of the glittering, cosmopolitan Cairo of World War II, and of her one true love--the enigmatic Captain Xan Molyneux--whom she lost to the ravages of conflict. This long-ago love has shaped Iris's life, and, as becomes increasingly apparent, those of her daughter and her granddaughter. And it is to affect them all, again, in ways they could not have imagined.
Published: New York, NY :, The Overlook Press,, 2016.
Edition: Hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781468302639
Branch Call Number: F THO
Characteristics: 416, 8 pages ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Iris & Ruby


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Nov 07, 2011

i have very mixed filling about this book. i liked it a lot. it captivating page turner but there was something wanting in the end. something missing.

Aug 10, 2011

Romance Novel Award (RNA) Winner 2007.

A good book. I enjoyed the character development and the journey in Cairo wartime. Recommend.

Aug 21, 2008

This is a fantastic story of a grandmother and granddaughter. It takes place in Cairo and really sheds light on this fabulous city from a very long time ago (the grandmother's story and perspective) and modern day (the granddaughter's story). HIGHLY recommend.


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