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The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

Margaret Dilloway

Difficult and obstinate. Thriving under a set of specific and limited conditions. That pretty much describes me. Maybe that' s why I like these roses so much. Roses are Galilee Garner' s passion. An amateur breeder, she painstakingly cross-pollinates her plants to coax out new, better traits, striving to create a perfect strain of her favorite flower, the Hulthemia. Her dream is to win a major rose competition and one day have her version of the bloom sold in the commercial market. Gal carefully calibrates the rest of her time to manage the kidney failure she' s had since childhood, going to dialysis every other night, and teaching high school biology, where she is known for her exacting standards. The routine leaves little room for relationships, and Gal prefers it that way. Her roses never disappoint her the way people have. Then one afternoon, Riley, the teenaged daughter of Gal' s estranged sister, arrives unannounced to live with her, turning Gal' s orderly existence upside down. Suddenly forced to adjust to each other' s worlds, both will discover a resilience they never knew they had and a bond they never knew they needed.

Difficult and obstinate. Thriving under a set of specific and limited conditions. That pretty much describes me. Maybe that' s why I like these roses so much. Roses are Galilee Garner' s passion. An amateur breeder, she painstakingly cross-pollinates her plants to coax out new, better traits, striving to create a perfect strain of her favorite flower, the Hulthemia. Her dream is to win a major rose competition and one day have her version of the bloom sold in the commercial market. Gal carefully calibrates the rest of her time to manage the kidney failure she' s had since childhood, going to dialysis every other night, and teaching high school biology, where she is known for her exacting standards. The routine leaves little room for relationships, and Gal prefers it that way. Her roses never disappoint her the way people have. Then one afternoon, Riley, the teenaged daughter of Gal' s estranged sister, arrives unannounced to live with her, turning Gal' s orderly existence upside down. Suddenly forced to adjust to each other' s worlds, both will discover a resilience they never knew they had and a bond they never knew they needed.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Difficult and obstinate. Thriving under a set of specific and limited conditions. That pretty much describes me. Maybe that' s why I like these roses so much. Roses are Galilee Garner' s passion. An amateur breeder, she painstakingly cross-pollinates her plants to coax out new, better traits, striving to create a perfect strain of her favorite flower, the Hulthemia. Her dream is to win a major rose competition and one day have her version of the bloom sold in the commercial market. Gal carefully calibrates the rest of her time to manage the kidney failure she' s had since childhood, going to dialysis every other night, and teaching high school biology, where she is known for her exacting standards. The routine leaves little room for relationships, and Gal prefers it that way. Her roses never disappoint her the way people have. Then one afternoon, Riley, the teenaged daughter of Gal' s estranged sister, arrives unannounced to live with her, turning Gal' s orderly existence upside down. Suddenly forced to adjust to each other' s worlds, both will discover a resilience they never knew they had and a bond they never knew they needed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrea Gallo

Length:

13h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

40:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

25:18


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

34:00


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

56:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

24:15


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

24:50


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

09:50


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

08:22


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

15:18


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

14:49


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

18:37


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

23:46


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

25:05


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

16:36


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

08:40


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

09:21


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

30:34


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

18:27


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

26:54


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

14:27


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

20:51


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

14:40


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

12:02


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

20:38


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

14:26


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

18:37


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

20:49


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

24:43


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

09:26


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

27:08


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

21:58


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

09:12


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

13:37


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

16:43


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

08:30


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

17:05


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

08:22


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

05:05


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

10:36


Part 7, Chapter 40
Part 7, Chapter 40

16:56


Part 7, Chapter 41
Part 7, Chapter 41

14:15


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

15:44


Part 7, Chapter 43
Part 7, Chapter 43

18:24


Part 8, Chapter 44
Part 8, Chapter 44

09:56


Part 8, Chapter 45
Part 8, Chapter 45

02:26