Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pg. 69: Marisha Chamberlain's "The Rose Variations"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: The Rose Variations by Marisha Chamberlain.

About the book, from the publisher:
In 1975, twenty-five-year-old Rose MacGregor moves to St. Paul, Minnesota, with nothing but a few books, her cello, and a temporary professorship at a Midwestern college. The only woman in the music department, the other professors refer to her derisively as "the Girl Composer," but she believes that a brilliant career writing music lies ahead.

Passionately focused on her art, she also longs to find love, but her fierce independence always seems to get in the way of romantic relationships. Struggling with loneliness and ambition, she gets tangled up with a gay colleague, a self-made stonemason, a lesbian cellist, and the troubles of her wayward younger sister, before finally finding happiness.
Read an excerpt from The Rose Variations, and learn more about the author and her work at Marisha Chamberlain's website.

Marisha Chamberlain is a novelist, playwright, poet and librettist. Her plays have been staged all over the world: in South Africa, Germany, Australia, Turkey, Britain and Canada as well as in the United States.

The Page 69 Test: The Rose Variations.

--Marshal Zeringue