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Rose DeMaris Work

Novels



The Doves of Altadena ~ Forthcoming

(Mourning Dove’s wing from the ornithologist’s collection in  The Doves of Altadena .)

(Mourning Dove’s wing from the ornithologist’s collection in The Doves of Altadena.)

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

(Fruit from the plum tree of  The Pregnant Sister .)

(Fruit from the plum tree of The Pregnant Sister.)

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

(The moon in  Tides .)

(The moon in Tides.)


Rose is currently at work on two new books: a blend of literary and science fiction called Tides.





Poetry


Maple Won’t Weep ~ In Progress

Leaf from the collection’s titular tree.

Leaf from the collection’s titular tree.

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.




Selected Essays

On Jim Harrison and Marriage

Every Night, Before Bed

All Lit Up

Come As You Are: Beginning Ballet, Late

A Steward of Stories

Horse Portraits