Ruth Bass has written a rich, intimate, engrossing portrait of Rose—a child thrust into the demanding adult life of her 19th century New England homestead. Beautifully written, flowing with memorable characters—what a wonderful pleasure to read. —Gene Shalit, NBC-TV
You’ll just want to keep reading and reading this vividly told story of three motherless children: Abby and Charles and Rose, bereaved and beset but trying to “hold up” as best they can. The setting is richly evoked; the characters are utterly persuasive; and issues of loss and mourning, friendship and love, and the complexities of family life are explored with sensitivity and wisdom. Big sister Rose, the spunky heroine of this compelling tale, may well become a classic of young-adult literature. —Judith Viorst, author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses.
This Rose is really a rose! Ruth Bass has managed to illustrate sorrow and gravity as they really do exist alongside humor and joy. It’s wonderful to find a book you can just sink into. —Robb Forman Dew, Author of the National
Book Award winner, Dale Loves Sophie to Death
by Ruth Bass
PUB. DATE: April 30, 2007