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Writer. Book Reviewer. Shower Singer. Gadget Girl.
 

(Reviews posted at The Book Pushers)

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns - Margaret Dilloway

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 work as a teacher, her dreams of becoming an established rose breeder, and her routine visits to the dialysis center. The roses take center stage and become a metaphor for Gal’s life and personality. However, this story goes one step beyond metaphor and delves into character exploration in which the juxtaposition between subject matter and character merge in both the archetypal and allegorical realms. It will be difficult for me to discuss this book without also sharing a bit of my personal philosophy because that is the level at which I connected to this book. Hopefully, you will indulge me a bit in that...

Read the full review as posted at The Book Pushers: http://thebookpushers.com/2013/08/23/review-the-care-and-handling-of-roses-with-thorns-by-margaret-dilloway/

 

Source: http://thebookpushers.com/2013/08/23/review-the-care-and-handling-of-roses-with-thorns-by-margaret-dilloway