The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns by Margaret Dilloway

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If your book club enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, they'll want to consider Margaret Dilloway's The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns. Simply put, it's about a biology teacher who breeds roses so she won't have to think about her kidney disease.

Gal Garner teaches while juggling the necessary treatments to keep her kidney disease under control. But at home, in her garden, she finds delightful respite with the experiments she does involving Hulthemia roses. She cross pollinates different specimens hoping to create a new and remarkable variety. Ultimately she wants to win Queen of Show in a serious competition and bring the rose to market. But then, unannounced, teenaged Riley, niece and daughter of her estranged sister arrives. And...everything changes.

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This page contains a single entry by Jacki published on August 23, 2012 8:28 AM.

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