Personally, through this novel, I treasure joining Marietta revisiting my own immigrant, isolating and tender school days housed in a multi-generational, downtown brownstone. Psychoanalytically, in reading, and re-reading portions of, Orange Peels and Cobblestones I experience Marietta's deep creative instincts driving her birthing of self and of family.
Orange Peels provokes our hunger for life that emerges in the innocent manipulations of play and matures in the risks that scaffold the joys of other-centered adulthood. Cobblestones supports our vision of life grounded passionately in the security of family and open to the vast potential of a shared future.
Thank you Rose Marie Dunphy for a novel gift of life."