Nathaniel Hawthorne's Daughter
Rose Hawthorne's Life StoryUnknown - 2004
Rose Hawthorne was the youngest of three children of the famous American novelist, Nathaniel Hawthorne. She had a rich cultured childhood, followed by the most desirable social life among the elite of the 1800's. The story unfolds when an unacceptable occurrence turns Rose's wondrous colorful life completely around. She was made aware that poor people diagnosed with incurable cancer and no one to care for them they were deported to Blackwell's Island (a place of not return). Rose makes a tearful vow, she must do something to abolish this inhuman plight of the poor with cancer. After completing a nursing course, Rose makes provisions to take care of the cancerous poor. How soon does her finances run dry and she also becomes poor with several patients to provide for? Where does she seek help? Where does needed clothing, linens, and medicines come from? When do her celebrity friends shun her? Why is she called an imposter? How can Rose arrange for a decent burial for her deceased? Why is she being evicted time and again? When does Alice Huber become her first live-in volunteer? How does the dream of Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne , New York , become a reality?
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, 2004
Characteristics: viii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm