Five Out of Five Roses

Posted on 14 June 2012

Rosebud Book Reviews has posted a short and shiny review of Living Arrangements. Reviewer John Lehman compares the book to “an old Gershwin tune that has specific, personal memories attached. Once you read the stories you will never quite be able to get them out of your mind.”

The review also includes claims such as “Laura Maylene Walter is not like any other short story writer I am familiar with” and “I couldn’t put Living Arrangements down. My only wish is that it were my name as author on the cover.”

Okay, that’s enough shameless self-promoting for one day. In an effort to add more words to this post, I think I’ll name as many rose expressions/cliches I can think of (hey, it’s been a busy week): Stop and smell the roses. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Everything’s coming up roses. I never promised you a rose garden. Every rose has its thorn.

Did I miss any?

I’m clearly spent, and this post has only reminded me that my new house comes with an overgrown garden (along with some beautiful roses). I should probably get to work weeding and taking a moment to actually enjoy those flowers before I accidentally kill them somehow. I’ll see you next week.

Photo: Jennuine Captures

4 responses to Five Out of Five Roses

  • Peter says:

    All this talk of roses and no mention of Rose Nylund? Come on!

  • Elissa Field says:

    I’m so excited for you. I listed Living Arrangements on my Summer Reading List ( and can’t wait to read!

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