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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth that marked Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her two bestselling works of nonfiction, Anne Lamott now gives us an exuberant richly absorbing portrait of a family for whom the joys and sorrows of everyday life are magnified under the glare of the unexpected.

The Fergusons make their home in a small California town where life is supposed to resemble paradise, but for thirteen-year-old Rosie (last seen in Lamott's beloved novel Rosie), reality is a bit harsher.Her mother, a recovering alcoholic, is still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband.Rosie's stepfather is a struggling writer plagued by doubts and hilarious paranoia. And Rosie, aching in the bloom of young womanhood and obsessed with tournament tennis, finds that her athletic gifts, initially a source of triumph, now place her in peril, as a shadowy man who stalks her from the bleachers seems to be developing an obsession of his own.

Written with enormous emotional honesty, inhabited by superbly realized characters, riotously funny and wonderfully suspenseful, Crooked Little Heart is Anne Lamott writing at the height of her considerable powers.

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About the Author

Anne Lamott is the author of four previous novels, as well as Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird.She lives in Northern California with her son, Sam.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307806734
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Lamott, Anne
Publication Date:
20111116
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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