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Emily Isaacson


About the Book

City of Roses

When Rose was a young girl, her family traveled and lived in many cities across Europe. The Old World was both relic and inspiration, and the study of languages in their home was paramount. Rose learned to speak English, French, and High German. Later, she was grateful for their soothing melodious words and tones, and the cultures she had come in contact with left her wide-eyed. She never thought that she would fall prey to an eating disorder...

Seeking after a family and community response to mental illness requires the understanding of a mind that can sing in darkness. This account, based on a true story, is a window into the human mind, and the struggle for survival.