In 1975, 25-year-old Rose takes a temporary professorship at a Midwestern college, convinced that an exciting career as a composer lies ahead of her. The only woman in the music department, the other professors refer to her derisively as 'the Girl Composer,' but she believes that a brilliant career writing music lies ahead. Determined to be independent, she struggles with love, ambition and the perplexing question of happiness.
Marisha Chamberlain is a playwright, screenwriter, fiction writer, and poet. Her book of poems, Powers, won a Minnesota Voices Award. She lives in Hastings, Minnesota. This is her first novel.