The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns by Margaret Dilloway audiobook

The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns

By Margaret Dilloway
Read by Andrea Gallo

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664411999

  • ISBN: 9781664519824

  • ISBN: 9781664668560

Runtime: 13.64 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Selected for the August 2012 Indie Next List

Difficult and obstinate. Thriving under a set of specific and limited conditions. That pretty much describes me. Maybe that' s why I like these roses so much. Roses are Galilee Garner' s passion. An amateur breeder, she painstakingly cross-pollinates her plants to coax out new, better traits, striving to create a perfect strain of her favorite flower, the Hulthemia. Her dream is to win a major rose competition and one day have her version of the bloom sold in the commercial market. Gal carefully calibrates the rest of her time to manage the kidney failure she' s had since childhood, going to dialysis every other night, and teaching high school biology, where she is known for her exacting standards. The routine leaves little room for relationships, and Gal prefers it that way. Her roses never disappoint her the way people have. Then one afternoon, Riley, the teenaged daughter of Gal' s estranged sister, arrives unannounced to live with her, turning Gal' s orderly existence upside down. Suddenly forced to adjust to each other' s worlds, both will discover a resilience they never knew they had and a bond they never knew they needed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Exquisite…Dilloway’s keen prose and an unexpected ending lift The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns…into something something special.” Entertainment Weekly
“A richly textured diversion from standard treatments of family angst, Dilloway’s new novel expresses a graceful understanding of the virtues of mercy.” Booklist
“Andrea Gallo dramatizes the contrast between Gal’s joy in her roses and her weariness at her daily struggles…Gallo’s voice hints at the vulnerability Gal hides under a gruff manner that contrasts with her passion for her roses and the sense of control they give her.” AudioFile
“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
“[An] exquisitely written novel about love and redemption…A witty and compassionate lesson about the importance of empathy, friendship, and family.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Margaret Dilloway

Author Bio: Margaret Dilloway

Margaret Dilloway grew up in San Diego, California, the daughter of a Japanese mother and an American father. A writer since she could wield a pencil, she dabbled in other art forms as well, majoring in studio art at Scripps College. After college, she worked as contributing editor for two weekly newspapers and did some online writing and mystery shopping to bring in income while she watched over her three kids and worked on her fiction. 

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English