The Road Taken

The Road Taken

A Novel

Book - 2000
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The Road Taken is the story of Rose Smith, born in the very beginning of 1900, the year that ushered in the most rap-idly changing century in history. As her life spans the entire twentieth century, Rose is witness to remarkable change and 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 siblings, and her new stepmother, Rose learns to become independent and strong. As she grows up and begins a family of her own, she sees our country grow too--an America rife with change, forever altered by the onset of devastating wars, the advent of new medicines, and the emerging power and autonomy of women. Rose's life is composed of moments of tragedy and joy, a poignant reflection of the human experience. The Road Taken is a chronicle of a woman and a century like no other, written by bestselling author Rona Jaffe, whose novels have sold more than twenty-three million copies worldwide.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2000.
ISBN: 9780525944744
Characteristics: 388 p. ;,24 cm.


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ladydebv Apr 30, 2015

Interesting read for baby boomers. Great story showing the way things have changed so much for women. Also has history from the 1920's to 2000. Interesting to be reminded of the advances made in medicine especially. Shows how fortunate we are to be born just when so many advances were being made (polio vaccine, birth control, ideas about AIDS and cancer.) Also shows how thinking has changed only over the past 60 years or so regarding women and their places in the world. A very good story about a family and its generations of women during the 20th century.

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