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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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 also wrote feature articles for The Caracas Daily Journal. She translated several Latin American novels. A novel, The Gold Mine, was one of two winners of the Associated Writing Programs’ competition; and, in 1988, it was published by The Latin American Literary Review Press, Pittsburgh, PA.

De la Cuesta has won the Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation Fellowship in fiction; and has written a number of plays, two of which were produced on off-off Broadway. She was Playwright in Residence at the Syracuse Stage.

In l997, she was awarded a month’s fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, where she began work on Henrietta Rose. She has also won The Gival Press Novel Prize, 2007, for The Spanish Teacher; as well as a NJ State Council on Arts fellowship, and Fiction fellowships to the Virginia Center and the Millay Colony.

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