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The Rose Variations

Soho Press, February, 2009

“[An] enthralling first novel … that surprises us with fresh insights…. Chamberlain’s ear is finely attuned to every nuance of The Rose Variations, a novel graced by a profound respect for the humble particulars of life.” James Wilcox, New York Times Book Review, Feb 22, 2009

Chosen by the Independent Booksellers Association as one of the top twenty new books for February 2009:

“Marisha Chamberlain’s novel tells the story of classical musician Rose MacGregor, who weaves her way through triumphs and tribulations looking for answers, fulfillment, and the possibility of happiness. We cheer Rose as she composes her way through life in this well-written and engaging novel.”  Ann Carlson, Harborwalk Books, Georgetown, SC. For The
Independent Booksellers Association.

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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.

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