Roses (Paperback)

By Leila Meacham

Grand Central Publishing, 9780446559980

Publication Date: January 6, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/3/2011)
Compact Disc (7/23/2019)
Hardcover (1/1/2010)
Mass Market (11/1/2011)
Compact Disc (7/23/2019)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/23/2019)
Compact Disc (2/23/2010)

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February 2010 Indie Next List

“This family saga is as big as the state of Texas, where it takes place. Three generations struggle to hold onto the family land causing heartache, deceit, and, finally, forgiveness.”
— Nancy Sullivan, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY
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Two East Texas families must deal with the aftermath of a marriage that never happened leading to deceit, secrets, and tragedies in a sweeping multigenerational Southern saga "with echoes of Gone with the Wind." (Publishers Weekly)

Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, controlled by the scions of the town's founding families. Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick should have married but unwisely did not, and now must deal with consequences of their momentous choice and the loss of what might have been--not just for themselves but for their children, and their children's children.

With expert, unabashed, big-canvas storytelling, Roses covers a hundred years, three generations of Texans, and the explosive combination of passion for work and longing for love.


About the Author

Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Somerset, and Tumbleweeds. For more information, please visit