Rose Gotsis, poet and writer, was the last living member of a large Irish-American Catholic family of nine children (one child died as an infant). Sharing her life with the reader, Rose demonstrates how well children of working class immigrant parents functioned despite the Depression and World War II.

Raised in a narrow Boston-Irish culture, her relatives were surprised when in 1951 she married a first-generation Greek. Since her husband was a Hotel Manager, they moved frequently until 1961 when they settled in west suburban Boston where they raised two children.

The author's poetry and prose have earned several awards and have appeared in literary magazines, newspapers and national publications. Her Op-Ed pieces and book reviews have been published in the MetroWest Daily News since 1991. Rose Gotsis also edited the Longfellow Society Journal. Her published volume of poetry is titled Lilac Love.

Irish Stew is Rose Gotsis' first book of prose. Her stories illustrate how faith, humor and grace help us all to survive hard times.



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