Desert Rose: My Mother's Journey With An American Dinnerware Classic (Paperback)
- A touching personal story about the author's mother who relocates from New Jersey to Southern California on a whim in 1941. In search of a dinner set for her first home, she discovers The Desert Rose dinnerware in a factory shop nearby. The new pattern delights and appeals to all her senses and she acquires a modest collection that she cherishes and uses for the rest of her life.
- Why Desert Rose became so much more than a set of dishes.
- An informative history of the design and development of Franciscan Ware from its origins in 1940's California by the Gladding McBean Company. A closer look at the people responsible for creating The Desert Rose pattern.
- Passing The Desert Rose dinnerware down through two generations.