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Best known for her debut novel, How to Be an American Housewife, Margaret Dilloway is a John Gardner Fiction Book Award finalist. In The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, 36-year-old Gal Garner lives according to a strict plan. Only happy when caring for her roses, she dreams of one day bringing her own variety to market. But when her teenage niece arrives for an unexpected visit, the organization of Gal’s life evaporates.

©2012 Margaret Dilloway (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Good slice of life story.

Excellently read and performed. Very enjoyable characters and story. Best book club book I've read yet.