Author(s): Kief Hillsbery
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`There are travellers who can't write and writers who can't travel. Fortunately for his readers, Kief Hillsbery can do both. Part travelogue, part family memoir, The Tiger and the Ruby is a fine and moving tale, sensitively explored and beautifully written.' -- Justin Marozzi `Great details abound, both from historical accounts and from Hillsbery's own trips... Marvellous insights into the British in India... This has a narrative sweep reminiscent of Christopher Hibbert's social histories.' * Booklist, starred review * `An absorbing story, told with an eye for suspense and the odd, engrossing detail.' * Shelf Awareness * `A compelling microhistory, personal memoir, and incredibly vivid account.' * Library Journal *
Kief Hillsbery is an American writer and Lambda Literary Award nominee. He has published two novels - War Boy and What We Do Is Secret - and teaches creative writing at Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.