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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dr. Eileen Brennan Reviews Literary Novel

Title:  Orange Peels and Cobblestones
Author:   Rose Marie Dunphy
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Genre or Category:  Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction
ISBN:    978-0-615-69671-3
"Orange Peels and Cobblestones is a great read that provokes our interest and satisfies our soul. While Brooklyn has long been home to churches and immigrants, it is Marietta's journey that dramatizes the intimate joys and cold challenges nurtured within this transitional community. This young girl's hunger for family and friendship, emerging in the1950's and maturing in the `60's, dances life-filled into the new millennium.

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."

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