The Road Taken

The Road Taken

Rose Smith is born in the very beginning of 1900, the year that ushered in the most rapidly changing century in history, with its remarkable...

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Rose Smith is born in the very beginning of 1900, the year that ushered in the most rapidly changing century in history, with its remarkable advances in medicine, technology, politics, and American society. At the age of ten, Rose loses her mother. Raised by her somewhat distant father, her older sister, and her new stepmother, Rose learns to become independent and adaptable. As she grows up and begins a family of her own, she and her three very distinct but equally strong-willed daughters, and their men, are a part of the country's growth too-an America inescapably altered by the onset of devastating wars, the advent of new medicines, and the emerging power and autonomy of women. The family's lives are composed of a mosaic of tragedy and joy, love, hate, rivalry, struggle and redemption, a poignant re-creation of the human experience.