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The Room Lit By Roses

A Journal of Pregnancy and Birth

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May 14, 2002 | Paperback | 5.5 x 8.5, 192 Pages | ISBN 9781582432120
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"A hypnotic tour through the transformation of woman to mother." —Rain Taxi Review of Books

From one of our most daring writers comes this intimate and seductive book: a working journal of pregnancy that was both a Lambda Literary Awards finalist and a Village Voice pick for Best Books of 2000. Maso chronicles with great tenderness and awe the months of her pregnancy, from its charmed conception through the auspicious arrival of Rose.
About Carole Maso

CAROLE MASO is the author of seven books including Ghost Dance and Break Every Rule. She is a professor of English at Brown University.


“In lush, elliptical language, Maso charts her first experience with pregnancy and new motherhood in a journal that reads like prose poetry, couching the mysterious experience in surprising forms, syntaxes and imagery.” —Publishers Weekly

“Maso’s experiences during the pregnancy and birth of her daughter, Rose, are the focus of this unique book—a combination of prose and poetry written in journal form… Using her own anxieties, anticipation, and love, she has written an important examination of one of the most important passages of a woman’s life.” —Library Journal

“A hypnotic tour through the transformation of woman to mother.” —Rain Taxi Review of Books

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