The Doves of Altadena ~ Forthcoming
Twentieth-century Los Angeles is a dark paradise teeming with birds, flowers, movies, smog, and stories, a place where it’s hard to say whether stars—and saints—are born or made.
A transportive work of literary fiction, this story emerged out of Rose’s desire to synthesize the early life of her grandmother Anne in 1930s L.A. with the apocryphal tale of Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary. The novel soon took on a singular life of its own. Imaginative, intricately layered, and luminous, The Doves of Altadena explores the electric intersection of the prosaic and the divine through one woman’s life.
The Pregnant Sister ~ Forthcoming
Rose’s other complete new work of literary fiction, The Pregnant Sister, is a slightly fantastical family saga. This kaleidoscopic novel is comprised of interwoven stories set in an otherworldly Montana town.
Tides ~ In Progress
Rose is currently at work on two new books: a blend of literary and science fiction called Tides.
Maple Won’t Weep ~ In Progress
In this developing collection of poems, Rose merges her personal mythology with the prosaic realities of everyday life to explore men, women, romantic love, and the natural world in their beauty and brutality.