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Her Name Is Rose

Her Name Is Rose

(2015)
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"A lyrical debut with characters who live and breathe and teach each other how to love."
Christina Baker Kline


"People used to say Iris Bowen was beautiful, what with the wild weave of her red hair, the high cheekbones, and the way she carried herself like a barefoot dancer through the streets of Ranelagh on the outskirts of Dublin city. But that was a lifetime ago."In a cottage in the west of Ireland, Iris--gardener and mother to an adopted daughter, Rose--is doing her best to carry on after the death of her husband two years before. At the back of her mind is a promise she never intended to keep, until the day she gets a phone call from her doctor.Meanwhile, nineteen-year-old Rose is a brilliant violinist at the Royal Academy in London, still grieving for her father but relishing her music and life in the city. Excited but nervous, she hums on the way to an important master class, and then suddenly finds herself missing both of her parents when the class ends in disaster.After the doctor's call, Iris is haunted by the promise she made to her husband--to find Rose's birth mother, so that their daughter might still have family if anything happened to Iris. Armed only with a twenty-year-old envelope, Iris impulsively begins a journey into the past that takes her to Boston and back, with unexpected results for herself and for Rose and for both friends and strangers. Intimate, moving, and witty, Christine Breen's "Her Name is Rose" is a gorgeous novel about what can happen when life does not play out the way you expect.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Her Name Is Rose
Author(s): Christine Breen
ISBN: 1-4104-8123-9 / 978-1-4104-8123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Her Name Is Rose: A Novel
Author(s): Christine Breen
ISBN: 1-250-05421-4 / 978-1-250-05421-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Her Name Is Rose: A Novel
Author(s): Christine Breen
ISBN: 1-250-09231-0 / 978-1-250-09231-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Her Name Is Rose: A Novel
Author(s): Christine Breen
ISBN: 1-4272-6149-0 / 978-1-4272-6149-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Her Name Is Rose: A Novel
Author(s): Christine Breen
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Her Name Is Rose: A Novel
Author(s): Christine Breen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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