Viola Shipman is a pen name for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmothers name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose charm bracelet and family stories inspired him to write his debut novel, which is a tribute to all of our elders. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People and Coastal Living, among other places, and is a contributor to All Things Considered. To date, The Charm Bracelet has been translated into nine languages.
Genres: General Fiction
Viola Shipman recommends
Christmas in London (2017)
"What's better than being home for the holidays? Christmas in London! In this romantic novel, Anita Hughes gifts readers with London landmarks, fabulous food, British history, Christmas shopping at Harrods, star-crossed characters and the best holiday present of all -- love."
When All Is Said (2019)
"A deceptively powerful tale. Beneath the surface of seemingly simple lives lie stunning stories of love, heartbreak, humor, hope, tragedy, regret, and--most of all--humanity."
The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season (2020)
"A stunning story about family and hope that unfolds unexpectedly but beautifully, like a Michigan summer sunset over an orchard."
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