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Book Club: Rose's Will by Denise Desio

November 2013 Book Club Selection

Rose's Will, by Denise Desio

Acid-tongued matriarch, Rose D'Orsi, manages to snag the unconditional love of a wise, compassionate millionaire from the senior center. Eli's love, however, doesn't reduce Rose's need for complete submission to her will, or at least a damn convincing facade, as evidenced by Ricky, her 40-year-old people-pleasing son. Unlike her guilt-ridden resentful younger brother, authentic Brooklyn-born Glory D'Orsi believes that meaningful relationships are a two-way street, and that love means surmounting differences, not concealing them. Who's right? And does it really matter after Rose develops a terminal illness and there's so little time left? Ricky and Glory confront their own choices and each other when they grapple with the question: How much are we willing to disown in exchange for parental love and approval, and how do the consequences shape our lives?

The Book Club meets monthly in the HCC Community Center.

Hosted by Roy Towne.

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  • Scott C.

    Tied up.

    November 22, 2013

  • Judy

    I can’t find this book on Amazon nor at the Phx Public Library.

    November 8, 2013

    • Marian S.

      I found the book on ebay. will you be there next Sunday morning. I can bring it and lend it to you.

      1 · November 8, 2013

    • Marian S.

      Sorry Judy, I hadn't heard from you and I ended up not going Sunday.

      November 18, 2013

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