The Rose Thieves

The Rose Thieves

Heidi Jon Schmidt / Nov 18, 2019

The Rose Thieves The Rose Thieves gives us the Vanderwald family flamboyant hot tempered Lila who feels trapped living in a small New England town her sentimental eternally optimistic husband a failed futures mark

  • Title: The Rose Thieves
  • Author: Heidi Jon Schmidt
  • ISBN: 9780312288327
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Rose Thieves gives us the Vanderwald family flamboyant, hot tempered Lila, who feels trapped living in a small New England town her sentimental, eternally optimistic husband, a failed futures market investor and their children An affectionate daughter steals flowers from gardens all over town for her big sister s sixteenth birthday A tea party for the local ministThe Rose Thieves gives us the Vanderwald family flamboyant, hot tempered Lila, who feels trapped living in a small New England town her sentimental, eternally optimistic husband, a failed futures market investor and their children An affectionate daughter steals flowers from gardens all over town for her big sister s sixteenth birthday A tea party for the local minister is turned upside down by a four year old s remark Sheep wander through the kitchen, an enraged mother swan menaces the sisters as their own mother entertains a possible lover, and, after a near disaster, Lila proclaims We faced death death couldn t face us Amidst the chaos, Kate, the oldest daughter, practices piano because Haydn will give order to everything, if only you play him right With wit, natural artistry, and a keen eye for the absurd, Heidi Jon Schmidt effortlessly weaves stories of strange but all too real family life.

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    About "Heidi Jon Schmidt"

      • Heidi Jon Schmidt

        HEIDI JON SCHMIDT is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and author of five books, THE HARBORMASTER S DAUGHTER,THE HOUSE ON OYSTER CREEK, THE BRIDE OF CATASTROPHE, DARLING and THE ROSE THIEVES Her essays and stories have been published in The New York Times,The Atlantic, Grand Street, Yankee, The Boston Globe etc and heard on National Public Radio Her stories have been included in The O Henry Awards, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Twenty under Thirty and others.She is married to the writer RD Skillings, and has lived in Provincetown Massachusetts for 30 years.The Washington Post Book World has said It is impossible to disentangle the comic from the tragic in Schmidt s writing She is incapable of cliche is telling me my influence list is too long and I was being very minimalist so I will put it here instead George Eliot, John Cheever, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Philip Roth, Oscar Wilde, Veronica Geng, Alice Munro, Katharine Mansfield, John Steinbeck


    126 Comments

    1. Bookseller: Ev A treasure of a book from my favorite writer - you-may-not-have-heard-of. The stories here are connected in a satisfying novelistic arc, and with each one, I was drawn ever more deeply into the exquisitely observed lives of its characters. "Elysian View" is one of the most tender, achingly beautiful stories I've ever read. Look for Heisi's new novel (Sept 2003), The Bride of Catastrophe.


    2. The Rose Thieves is a short novel (156 pages) and an easy read. The family members are fascinating and you wonder how they manage to ever be happy, but they do. The author's style was to write short stories that all meshed together in the end. I recommend this one for a long summer afternoon at the beach or back at the cabin when it rains.


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