A Rose on Ninth Street

by Joseph Ruggiero



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/1/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9780759681071
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9780759681064

About the Book

Set in South Philadelphia in the year 1956, the story centers around the people associated with the Pontellos and their produce shop. When Maria Pontello convinces her husband to hire Bob O’Connor, an outsider, their ordered world begins to unravel. Before long, Bob becomes involved with their daughter Monica, endangering her engagement to another man. Bob’s entanglement with gang activity and a past that won’t die threaten his future with Monica, and brings danger to everyone around him. Nothing will come easily to this couple as they face both emotional and psychological turmoil.

About the Author

Joseph F. Ruggiero was born and raised in South Philadelphia He has spent his life working as a psychotherapist. He is an avid reader, walker, and family man.  A member of the Secular Franciscan Order, leads a quiet life with his wife and family. He has founded a most successful drug and alcohol treatment facility where he has worked for more than 40 years. Even though he earns his living as a therapist, he believes deeply in the healing power of fiction: to uplift, inspire, entertain the soul, and bring about a change of values.