Rosie: a novel

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Penguin, Jun 16, 1997 - Fiction - 275 pages
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In Anne Lamotts wise and witty novel, the growing pains of motherhood are portrayed with rare humor and honesty. If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, shed spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, and waiting for the love of her life to walk in the door. But its not a man shes waiting for, its her daughter, Rosieher wild-haired, smart-mouthed, and wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the days arent quite so long, but Elizabeth cant keep the realities of the world at bay, and try as she might, she cant shield Rosie from its dangers or mysteries. As Rosie grows older and more curious, Elizabeth must find a way to nurture her extraordinary daughtereven if it means growing up herself.

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Appealing characters and good storytelling. - Goodreads
The ending was overdone, way too depressing. - Goodreads
Plot is realistic and, sadly,very believable. - Goodreads
Loved it but disappointed by the ending. - Goodreads
A life story and a love story. - Goodreads
Lamott's prose is heartbeat steady. - Goodreads

Review: Rosie (Rosie Ferguson #1)

User Review  - Magaly C - Goodreads

Anne Lamott is a great writer and has some truly amazing lines and observations. It was difficult empathizing with Elizabeth's character/conflict. Although I do understand the struggles of alcoholism ... Read full review

Review: Rosie (Rosie Ferguson #1)

User Review  - Stefanie - Goodreads

good story, quick read, seems to need to tie up all loose ends for a Hollywood finish. Already see Paul Giammati as James. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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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