The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns
Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented life. Her job teaching biology and her struggle with kidney disease keep her toggling between the high school, the hospital, and her home on a strict schedule.Only at home, in her garden, does Gal come alive. It's here that she experiments with... show more
Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented life. Her job teaching biology and her struggle with kidney disease keep her toggling between the high school, the hospital, and her home on a strict schedule.Only at home, in her garden, does Gal come alive. It's here that she experiments with Hulthemia roses, painstakingly cross-pollinating various specimens in the hopes of creating a brand-new variation of spectacular beauty. But even her passion has a highly structured goal: Gal wants to win Queen of Show in a major competition and bring that rose to market.Then one afternoon Gal's teenaged niece Riley, the daughter of her estranged sister, arrives. Unannounced. Neither one of them will ever be the same.Filled with gorgeous details of the art of rose breeding, The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns is a testament to the redemptive power of love.
Publish date: August 2nd 2012
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Historia o życiu, które się zmienia pod wpływem przyjazdu siostrzenicy. Główna bohaterka, która jest chora na nerki, jest samotniczką i hoduje róże. Unika ludzi i ma problemy z dogadaniem się. Wydaje jej się, że nikt jej nie lubi przez co sama mało kogo lubi. Wydaje jej się, że każdy chce, by spotka...
This book is a bit of a departure from my usual pleasure reading preferences (i.e, no romance, no action, or anything remotely supernatural). It’s a slice-of-life Fiction that follows Gal during a transitional time in her life when her niece comes to live with her set amongst the backdrop of her wor...
It is a heart warming tale but can come across as a little twee, especially when the chapters are divided with 'advices' on rose growing, a device which the author has used before in her previous book. It would feel less Readers Digesty(sic) and because there is the sub-plot of the niece, it can com...