The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden - Maeve Brennan Maeve Brennan is a master of short stories. All in all, this was not my favorite collection (her Springs of Affection is much better, in my opinion, but it was still an enjoyable read. Brennan's prose is breathtakingly beautiful in parts, and there are several excellent reflections on topics ranging from the role and place of women, to emigration and immigration, to class boundaries and socioeconomic divisions. Perhaps not a MUST read, but certainly a very entertaining experience.

Rating: 3 stars