Gal Garner is an avid rose breeder and teacher with three wishes: 1) grow a prizewinning rose, 2) challenge her students and 3) receive a transplant. Between kidney dialysis, teaching and tending roses, she’s swamped. But one day, her 15-year-old niece unexpectedly turns up on her doorstep. Can Gal raise a teenager — and does she want to?
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, $19