Book Club - The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Sapphire
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams

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The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns
Margaret DillowayAuthor: Margaret Dilloway
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Would You Give a Friend a Kidney?

After Gal learns to open up and well, stop being such a grump, she finds herself being befriended by people in ways that she had not imagined. When Gal opened herself up to not only friendship, but to accepting help, she discovered that her friends truly cared about her.  Read more >

Does Your Family Have Gift Giving Traditions?

Gal's family in Margaret Dilloway's The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns is not really your typical happy family. They aren't unhappy but there are divisions and strife. The two sisters do not get along and hardly know each other any more, yet there are moments where they are connected.  Read more >

The Importance of Letting People Know You Care

One of the most important things that Gal learns in Margaret Dilloway's The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns is how to show people that she cares about them. Gal is a prickly character and being a giving person doesn't come easily to her. She tends to give the impression that she thinks everyone else has it easier than she does and that she shouldn't have to try as hard.  Read more >

Why I Was Scared of Red Roses

Once upon a time, I was young girl who believed the best thing ever was receiving red roses. They were just soooooooo romantic. Who wouldn't want a bouquet of beautiful red roses? I certainly did. Galilee "Gal" Garner, the main character in Margaret Dilloway's The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, also has faith in roses but for a different reason -- Gal believes roses will change her life.  Read more >