'Henrietta Rose' About Alcoholic Recovery is Released
Inspired by the author's personal recovery from alcoholism, the new novel "Henrietta Rose" (published by iUniverse) by Barbara de la Cuesta tells the story of a young woman whose addiction and recovery bring about major life changes.
Henrietta Rose, once a rich and famous hostess traveling internationally, sobers up after a lifetime of alcohol abuse. Henrietta has lost almost everything, including her three children, due to her past drinking habits.
It is only when she organizes a dinner party to reconnect with her brother and grandson that she realizes her true purpose in life.
"(The book) is an inside look at a family disease afflicting many," de la Cuesta says. "It is also an intimate look into the 12-Step Program and the changes it can make in one's life."
By Barbara de la Cuesta
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 152 pages | ISBN 9780595010127
E-Book | 152 pages | ISBN 9781469772882
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Barbara de la Cuesta lived for a number of years in South America, where she taught English in a variety of settings, and also wrote feature articles for The Caracas Daily Journal. She translated several Latin American novels. A novel, The Gold Mine, was one of two winners of the Associated Writing Programs' competition; and, in 1988, it was published by The Latin American Literary Review Press, Pittsburgh, PA.
De la Cuesta has won the Massachusetts Artists' Foundation Fellowship in fiction; and has written a number of plays, two of which were produced on off-off Broadway. She was Playwright in Residence at the Syracuse Stage.
In l997, she was awarded a month's fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, where she began work on Henrietta Rose. She has also won The Gival Press Novel Prize, 2007, for The Spanish Teacher; as well as a NJ State Council on Arts fellowship, and Fiction fellowships to the Virginia Center and the Millay Colony.
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