Local author Alan Rose publishes new book
He added a foreword to the novel, “On Writing about the AIDS Epidemic in a Time of Covid-19,” which explores the similarities and differences, and the lessons learned from the earlier epidemic, notes the press release.
During the development of his novel, Daily News features editor Cathy Zimmerman read the manuscript and offered suggestions. Chris Skaugset, director of the Longview Public Library, helped with historical research of the book; and Ann Mottet, former Cowlitz County deputy prosecutor, advises Rose on the legal aspects in his story. Each of them are included in the book’s acknowledgements.
The novel has received strong positive reviews since its release. Foreword Reviews called it “as heartwarming and hope-giving as it is heartbreaking.”
An Out in Print reviewer wrote, “Initially, I have to confess that I was not expecting to enjoy this novel. Haven’t we all read enough AIDS novels already? Do we really need another one? But once I started, I couldn’t put it down...I can honestly say that I would not have missed reading his novel.”
Rose said he is pleased and relieved at …
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