Rose Gordy's latest book is out: "They Traveled West" - A Series Of Poems as a Tribute and Testament

A Heartfelt Quilt of Gratitude poems spanning from the Old World of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the beacon of hope that is America
OAKLAND, Md. - March 7, 2017 - PRLog -- Rosewords Books is pleased to announce the official release of "They Traveled West - A Series Of Poems As A Tribute And Testament To Those Who Came Before," by Rose Gordy. This book follows several families who travel thousands of miles to find a new life. This tome can purchased on and Amazon.

Throughout the poems in the book, we witness a quintessential American Dream coming true. Behold four immigrants arriving at Ellis Island over a hundred years ago and grasping every opportunity they could find. Leaving the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late 1800's, these young adults created a new life for themselves in the industrial region of Pittsburgh. Cry with them as they cope with multiple miscarriages, the Great Depression and the Ultimate Price.

As their families grew and grew, read how they persevered through wrenching failures and struggled to make a better life for their children. The unexpected crises and violent encounters all help weave a narrative of winning against all the odds. Learn how they kept their dreams alive and never rose the white flag.

Read poems such as Leaving Home and Letting Go, The Daughter Not on the Portrait, My Dad-to-Be's Poetic Letters, The Gliders of Heaven, A Married Nun and Mother, and A Final Kiss.

Rose explained that "Throughout the dramatic changes in my life, I have discovered that the elusive truths we all instinctively search for somehow manage to manifest in our lives when we need them most. This is what I have observed as a writer and as an experiential traveler. I anticipate a few of my readers may walk down a similar path of realization."

240 pages with 20 photos and 100+ poems

Rose Gordy's books are available for purchase at, where interviews and video trailers of her works can be found. This is the seventh book by Rose of Maryland, following "The Green That Never Died - A Convent Memoir of the 50s and 60s," "Adrift in Waking Dreams," "Stairs to the Attic - A Collection of Poetry," "Unsettled Lives - A Collection of Short Stories," "Into The Green Unknown - And Other Science Fiction Stories," and "The Ladies Baltimore," a novel.

Rose Gordy has worn many hats, including dream counselor, speech and debate coach, national workshop facilitator, Mother and secondary English teacher. She currently spends her time in the Mountains of Maryland and on the California Coast. Despite all the changes and challenges of her life, she has continued to dream and to write. In many ways, the process of writing has been her solace and salvation, helping her not only to survive, but to thrive.

"They Traveled West" is now available in paperback and can be ordered through the publisher's website:, which has the latest information on Rose Gordy's books and other projects. Thank you for your interest.

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