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by Alexandra, Belinda

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TitleSouthern Ruby
Author / Responsible partyAlexandra, Belinda
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Family secrets -- Fiction. Interpersonal relations -- Fiction. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


In New Orleans, the city of genteel old houses covered in Spanish moss, of seductive night life, of Creole, voodoo and jazz, two women separated by time and tragedy will find each other at last. Amanda, orphaned as a child and suffering the loss of her beloved grandmother, has left Sydney in search of a family she never knew. Ruby, constrained by the expectations of society and class, is carrying a lifetime of secrets. Amanda's arrival sparks revelations long buried: a double life, a forbidden love, and a loss that cannot be forgotten. Southern Ruby is a sweeping story of love, passion, family and honour. Alternating in time between the 1950s and the eve of Hurricane Katrina, it is also a tribute to a city heady with music, drama, history and superstition, which has borne the tumults of race and class and the fury of nature, but has never given up hope.

Additional Information

System control numberE13654
Original Print PublisherSydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
Narrator NameCaroline Lee.
Participant or performer noteCaroline Lee.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator