New Book ‘Henrietta Rose’ Shows Ups, Downs of Alcoholic Recovery

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Author Barbara de la Cuesta draws upon personal experience for new novel about addiction recovery

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“(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.”

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.”

“Henrietta Rose”
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 wrote feature articles for The Caracas Daily Journal. She translated several Latin American novels, one of which was published in 1976. She won a Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation Fellowship in fiction and was awarded another fellowship in 1997 to the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Ill., where she began work on Henrietta Rose.

More recently, Barbara de la Cuesta's novel, The Spanish Teacher, was winner of The Gival Press Novel Prize and published in 2007. She has received fellowships from The NJ Council on Arts, The Virginia Center, and, most recently, the Millay Colony, in 2008, where she completed the trilogy of which Henrietta Rose is a part.

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