The Truth About Mary Rose Author:Marilyn Sachs Mary Rose is a happy girl. She has an adoring family. Her mother is a practicing dentist, a lousy cook, and a good mother. Her father is a struggling Puerto Rican artist, just beginning to be recognized, a great cook, and a loving father. Mary Rose is named after a heroine, her aunt, who at age eleven died in a fire, but not before saving everyb... more »ody else in the building.
As a compulsive eavesdropper, Mary Rose is always hearing stories about the goodness of the dead girl; and at first she is overjoyed at finding a shoebox containing her namesake's childhood treasures, which hopefully will offer some clue to what the legendary girl was really like. But it is a Pandora's Box that releases painful truths not only about the first Mary Rose, but perhaps the second as well.« less