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Help fund WWII Home Front History Exhibits.


Proceeds from the sale of “Wax” will help fund new exhibits at Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Click on the “Buy Books” link in the top menu bar.

“Wax” tells the story of a young woman who struggles to conform to post-war expectations of marriage and family. The Rosie the Riveter Trust has sold the book in the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Historical Park visitor center store since it opened, and I’m grateful for their support. Now it’s time to give back. All proceeds from the sale of the print version of “Wax” – through this website or the National Park bookstore – will be donated to the Rosie The Riveter Trust in support of exhibit development.


About Author

Therese Ambrosi Smith became fascinated by a remarkable collection of WWII oral histories at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park, and her debut novel, Wax, was born. Her short fiction has incorporated personal tales of work and travel: climbing mountains, surveying logging roads, designing parks and playgrounds, tending bar and selling fish. She completed the UCLA Writers' Program in June 2009, and is currently embarking on a "tin can camper book tour."