Warren Adler
The War of the Roses – The Children

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The War of the Roses – The Children

A Novel by Warren Adler

What ever happened to the children of Mr. and Mrs. Rose? Warren Adler’s The War of The Roses leaped onto the public consciousness and has since remained an essential thread in a wider tapestry of divorce iconography. Now, Adler presents us with the chandelier-shattering legacy of Barbara and Jonathan Rose relived in their children Josh and Evie. This darkly hilarious sequel to "The War of the Roses" will draw you into a world of domestic mayhem that carries the confrontation between the Roses into the second and third generation.

About the Book: Warren Adler’s The War of the Roses leaped onto the public consciousness and has since remained an essential thread in a wider tapestry of divorce iconography. Now, Adler presents us with the chandelier-shattering legacy of Barbara and Jonathan Rose relived in their children Josh and Evie in a hilarious sequel to the original iconic tale about the perils of marriage, divorce and the destructive power of materialism.

Unlike the legendary Roses, Josh’s marriage to Victoria should have all the qualities of an everlasting union. But when an innocent caper involving missing Milky Ways catapults out of control at their son’s elite private school, the pair find themselves entering into a shattering warfare of a different kind. Armed with the emotional mayhem inherited from their parents, as well as compounded pressures involving a depraved headmaster, clandestine affairs and Victoria’s male-hating mother, The War of the Roses – the Children presents a gripping story of the lengths to which parents will go to protect their children.

Little more than a child herself, Josh’s ever sympathetic and over-stuffed sister Evie lavishes her ‘food-is-love’ obsession on her beloved niece and nephew coping with their own sense of loss. Meanwhile, Michael and Emily, soon-to-be children of divorce, orchestrate their own plan to keep their family together at all costs. Adler, once again, demonstrates his storytelling mastery by revealing the intricate blending of the past with the present, and how time unravels all things seemingly perfect to be darkly and even comically dysfunctional.

Amazon Reader Reviews:

  • “This book was an answer to my, and countless other fans were curious about….This book does the children of Jonathan and Barbara Rose justice, in that it lets the reader know of the long lasting affects the divorce had on them. It is a hard fact, that children are often caught up in the ugly thing that is divorce, it can leave lifelong scars, which can be impossible to erase….If you are a fan of “The War of the Roses,” check out this sequel.”  - Spencer Palmer
  • “This book made me laugh and cry. Mr. Adler has a bizarre sense of humor that enriches this story and makes it quite believable.” – Anonymous Customer
  • BEFORE YOU DIVORCE, MUST READ: “The thing about this novel is how through humor and deep characterization we find ourselves entranced by the various and surprising plot turns that move this story forward. I found myself rooting for the children to find ways to bring their battling parents together and restore the family…This book is must reading for anyone contemplating the breakup of a family with children.” – Anonymous Customer
  • MUST READ FOR PARENTS DEALING WITH DIVORCE: “Mr. Adler’s novel described an experience where my ex-husband and I decided to use the “nesting” process…[The book] dealt with this situation with deep honesty which made the process chosen by the divorcing parents all too real and harrowing. Mr. Adler’s incite into the trauma of divorce is awesome. Every divorcing parent should read this book and learn how good intentions can backfire. I found the novel compelling and while the humor is dark, I caught myself laughing through my tears.

 

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