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Rosieby Anne Lamott
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If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, she'd spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, making fun of tedious suitors, and waiting for the love of her life to walk in the door. But it's not a man she's waiting for, it's her daughter, Rosie — her wild-haired, smart-mouthed, wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the long days aren't quite so long, the long nights easily blunted by a few too many glasses of wine. But Elizabeth can't keep the realities of the world at bay, and try as she might, she can't shield Rosie from its dangers or mystery. As Rosie grows older and more curious, Elizabeth must find a way to nurture her extraordinary daughter — even if it means growing up herself.
"A fine novel about an eccentric, non-nuclear family with two, then three, and finally four heads, but always with just one heart: Rosie." The New Yorker
"Anne Lamott is an original: a bright, fresh voice. Rosie is not so much a celebration of the ordinary as it is a recognition of the extraordinariness of life." San Francisco Chronicle
"A sunny, strong-backed novel — featuring great, good people and a rare bird in Rosie herself." Kirkus Reviews
"A strong, funny and memorably original novel." Alice Adams
The bestselling author of Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions delivers a witty and wise novel about the growing pains of motherhood. In the inimitable style that makes her delightful prose leap off the page, Anne Lamott has fashioned a true coming-of-age story with a modern-day twist. As a woman's daughter grows older and more curious, she must find a way to nurture her extraordinary daughter — even if it means growing up herself.
In Anne Lamott’s wise and witty novel, the growing pains of motherhood are portrayed with rare humor and honesty. If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, she’d spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, and waiting for the love of her life to walk in the door. But it’s not a man she’s waiting for, it’s her daughter, Rosie—her wild-haired, smart-mouthed, and wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the days aren’t quite so long, but Elizabeth can’t keep the realities of the world at bay, and try as she might, she can’t shield Rosie from its dangers or mysteries. As Rosie grows older and more curious, Elizabeth must find a way to nurture her extraordinary daughter—even if it means growing up herself.
About the Author
Anne Lamott is the author of the bestsellers Traveling Mercies, Operating Instructions, Bird by Bird, as well as six novels including Crooked Little Heart which is the sequel to Rosie. Her column in Salon magazine was voted the Best of the Web by Newsweek. She is a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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