THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS

By Margaret Dilloway
BerkleyJuly 2013
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Trade Paperback416 pages, $16.00, ISBN: 9780425260975
Subject: Family / Relationships / Women's lives

“Dilloway artfully weaves the intricacies of rose floriculture with her characters’ teen angst and epiphany, an anguished wait for a new kidney, lost and newfound friends, reconciliation, and hope.”Kit-Bacon Gressitt, North County Times
“[An] exquisite little novel . . . Dilloway's keen prose and an unexpected ending lift The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns above mere schmaltz into something special.”Entertainment Weekly

"Believable situations with well-drawn characters make this novel as lovely as the roses Gal tends. Dilloway's second novel is a captivating study of how love and understanding nurture our lives. Engaging, enlightening, thoughtful, this is a winner."Library Journal

"A richly textured diversion from standard treatments of family angst, Dilloway’s new novel expresses a graceful understanding of the virtues of mercy."Booklist

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