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Book Nook: Darling Rose Gold, by Stephanie Wrobel


Some novels are so fresh and original it is always a pleasant shock to discover them. "Darling Rose Gold" by Stephanie Wrobel is one of those books. Her premise is so original. As the book begins our protagonist, Darling Rose Gold, of our title, is picking her mother up to bring her home from prison. Her mother has been serving time for something she did. Her mother had been afflicted with what is known as Munchausen's syndrome by proxy. The things she had forced her daughter to endure as a child had been so awful that she had been convicted and sent to prison as punishment.

Now she's out. Has her daughter forgiven her mother? You'll find out. Read this book. It is one of my sleeper picks of 2020. Oh, and this is Wrobel's debut novel and she told me after we recorded this radio show that this had also been her debut radio interview. How cool is that?

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.