Barbara de la Cuesta Author Event: My Name Is Henrietta Rose

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

Join local author Barbara de la Cuesta in the store to celebreate the release of her novel My Name is Henrietta Rose.

About My Name is Henrietta Rose: Once a famous hostess in foreign capitals, Henrietta Rose, felled by drink, loses family and health and ends up in a HUD subsidized apartment in Waltham, Massachusetts. Despite her losses she is presently giddily sober in the basements of AA and sets about a series of dinner parties to recover her lost family.Henrietta Rose is part of a trio of novels set in the city of Waltham, of which the Manhattan Review writes:

“… an intriguing and surprising novel that shakes up any conceived notion of what a contemporary work should be. Barbara de la Cuesta was challenging me to step outside of my comfort zone, a little box in which I was not even aware I had been sitting. I pushed through, accepted the challenge, and found beneath the surface a whole new world I had been missing out on! …The way their individual strands stick out, and yet, at the same time, blend together, created such a beautiful work of tapestry of literary elegance. You must have an open mind and a ready heart for this novel, and I would most definitely recommend that you check this out. …the contemporary novel of the ages and a soon-to-be classic…

–Lauren Stafford,  Manhattan Review of Books

About the author: Barbara de la Cuesta has taught and worked as a journalist in South America, and has long been a teacher of English as a Second Language and Spanish. Out of this experience came her two prize winning novels, The Spanish Teacher, winner of the Gival Press Award in 2007, and Rosa, winner of the Driftless Novella Prize from Brain Mill Press in 2017. Fellowships in fiction from the Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation, and the New Jersey Council on the Arts, as well as residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, The Virginia Center, and the Millay Colony, have allowed her to complete these novels. She has also published two collections of poetry with Finishing Line Press, and her collection of short stories, The Place Where Judas Lost his Boots, has recently won The Brighthorse Prize for short fiction.

Event address: 
623 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
My Name is Henrietta Rose Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646626229
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Finishing Line Press - October 8th, 2021