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Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch
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Jan 09, 10

Read in December, 2009

This book was a great addition to my studies of immigration. It combined both fact with fiction and the imagery in this book was very vivid which I loved. When Mary Jane Auch was telling the story of Rose Nolan, I felt as if I was in the story experiencing everything Rose was feeling and seeing. This book also made me realize how fortunate I am to be an American. It shows how past generations before me tried very hard to get into America for a number of reasons and my generation and others just take American citizenship as a given. This book along with the event of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire makes you realize that life can be the greatest at times then be the worst but one way or the other you have to continue in the lifestyle you choose like Rose chose. I enjoyed reading this book and realizing what many immigrants have to go through to get the oppurtunity to live in America and get the oppurtunities America offers.
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