I've got a wonderful giveaway for you today - three copies of Rosie Thomas's award winning novel, Iris and Ruby!
From the publisher, Overlook Press:
"Fragility and forgetfulness have made 82-year-old Iris vulnerable; she lives in the care of her manservant, Mamdooh. Stiflingly quiet and claustrophobic, Iris's Cairo house is suddenly disturbed by the unexpected arrival of her troubled and willful granddaughter, Ruby, who, laboring under a strained relationship with her family, has run away from England to seek solace with the grandmother she hasn't seen for many years. Grasping for the family connection she lacks, Ruby feels consoled by the bond she forms with Iris.
Ruby begins documenting Iris's deteriorating memories, especially the story of the mysterious Captain Xan Molyneux, who Iris lost to the ravages of World War II. With their judgment colored by the lens of memory, Iris and Ruby's journey into the glittering Cairo of the past lures the women into dire circumstances in the present-day Egyptian desert. A story of finding, and losing, and finding oneself again, Iris and Ruby portrays three generations of women who must learn how to handle the complicated relationships that have the power to either strengthen or destroy them.
Rosie Thomas, an inveterate world-traveler and explorer, has created a characteristically atmospheric novel, rich and alive with authentic descriptions of the vast and changing city. Iris and Ruby is a gripping tale that explores how women in the same family grapple with love and acceptance." Read an excerpt of Iris and Ruby.
"Rosie Thomas is the author of numerous critically acclaimed, bestselling novels. She has won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award twice, for her novels Iris and Ruby and Sunrise. Born in a small village in northern Wales, Thomas discovered a love of traveling and mountaineering when her children were grown. In the years since, she has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, trekked in the footsteps of Shackleton on South Georgia Island, and spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica. To research The Kashmir Shawl, she traveled to Ladakh and Kashmir." You can connect with Rosie on Facebook.
And if you'd like to read Iris and Ruby, I have three copies to giveaway, courtesy of Overlook Press. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only, no PO boxes please. Ends March 26/16.