Baker & Taylor
Hoping to make a fresh start, outcast Rose Devonic must first face down her past and the hometown that treated her cruelly before she can raise herself from her troubled life of povertyMcMillan Palgrave
Readers who enjoy the novels of writers such as Barbara Kingsolver and E. Annie Proulx will love Laura Hrie, whose prizewinning story collection, Stygo, launched her literary career in 1994. Now, Hrie has delivered a major novel featuring the wily and tenacious twenty-nine-year-old Rose Devonic, a character as memorable, unorthodox, and engaging as any in recent fiction. Rose lives in the tiny mountain town of Queduro, New Mexico, where she--like almost all the inhabitants of the town--makes her living by selling embroidery. However, Rose has no home and no family. In winter she sleeps in one of the cold cabins in a mostly abandoned motel, in summer she lives out of her car. A tragedy in her past, which serves as a constant reminder to her neighbors of their complicity, has made her an outcast. Determined as she is to make a fresh start, Rose's past threatens constantly to engulf her. Only by facing down her ghosts-and her hometown-will she learn how to accept the ultimately liberating challenges of belonging, identity, and love.Blackwell North Amer
One frozen afternoon in October, Rose hitches a ride over the already snow-covered mountain pass and walks the last four miles of the road to her hometown of Queduro. Her monthlong fling with Harmon Waters - yet another disappointment - is over, and once again she must pick up the pieces of her life. But when she arrives at the Ten Tribes Motel, even Birdie, her elderly landlord and best friend, seems dismayed to see her. The motel has closed, he tells her, and his sister, Alice Pinkston, the owner, is coming to sell it. Rose's last refuge is about to disappear.
Remember Me tells the story of Rose's battle to win the hearts and minds of her lifelong neighbors - or at least a little respect from a town that has treated her with brutal indifference.Baker
Hoping to make a fresh start, outcast Rose Devonic must first face down her past and the hometown that treated her cruely before she can raise herself from her troubled life of poverty. 30,000 first printing.