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Death by roses, Vivian R. Probst

Label
Death by roses
Title
Death by roses
Statement of responsibility
Vivian R. Probst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For the first time in nearly thirty years of marriage, Art McElroy Sr. buys his headstrong, disapproving wife a dozen yellow roses. Hours later, he discovers her lifeless body seated on the toilet. Mae Rose McElroy's sudden death leaves a void in her family and in the entire Midwestern farming community of Fairview. It's a void Mae Rose will attempt to fill, herself, from the hereafter, by meddling, directly, in earthly affairs. Mae Rose's meddling leads to her spiritual expulsion from heaven, and she winds up in the body of Mary Lee Broadmoor (Scary Mary), a crusty writer and director of exquisite horror movies. Mary Lee refuses to succumb to stage-4 pancreatic cancer until she gets one final shot at an elusive Oscar. Like Mae Rose, who argues with God for a return to earth, Mary Lee pleads, from her Hollywood deathbed, for more time to complete her work, as her hospice nurse, Gertie Morgan, looks on. The two women's spirits work together and Mae Rose provides her host with a new script idea: a love story, based on her life! The script earns Mary Lee her coveted Academy Award, but the movie's release shocks and disturbs Mae Rose's family. They set out to find, and confront, the woman who has somehow co-opted, and publicly revealed, their personal tragedy. Along the way, new love emerges as the reader meets a caste of crazy, eccentric, but highly memorable, characters. Death by Roses suggests that relationships don't end at death. but continue until their ultimate purpose is achieved. The universe has every resource at its disposal to get the job done. It also has an amazing sense of humor" -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.R626
LC item number
D43 2015
Literary form
fiction
Label
Death by roses, Vivian R. Probst
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881167659
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781590791486
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014012151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1869989
  • (OCoLC)881167659
Label
Death by roses, Vivian R. Probst
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881167659
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781590791486
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014012151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1869989
  • (OCoLC)881167659

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