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.
The Doves of Altadena is an imaginative portrait of a woman who may or may not be a modern Saint Anne—the mother of the Virgin Mary and a crucial figure in an ever-repeating story about God coming to dwell in the world. Intricately layered and luminous, this transportive work of literary fiction 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 novel is comprised of interwoven stories set in an otherworldly Montana town.
Tides ~ In Progress
Rose is currently at work on a blend of literary and science fiction called Tides.
The Lovebird ~ Random House, 2013
Published under the name ‘Natalie Brown,’ Rose’s debut novel is an emotional, sensuous, and sometimes funny coming-of-age story that moves from Southern California to the Crow Indian reservation in Montana.
“In vibrant, colorful language that leaps off the page, Brown paints her winsome heroine’s coming-of-age with compassion and affection in this lush, compelling tale.” ~ Booklist
“…[M]aking you feel for and believe in her characters and care about what happens to them—these are signs of real talent. Natalie Brown is a real talent.” ~ Bookpage
Maple Won’t Weep ~ In Progress
In this developing collection of poems, Rose merges her personal mythology with the realities of everyday life to explore men, women, romantic love, and the natural world in their beauty and brutality.