Rosie: A Novel

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Penguin, 1997 - Fiction - 275 pages
148 Reviews

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.

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

Review: Rosie (Rosie Ferguson #1)

User Review  - Lillianne - Goodreads

Anne Lamott is a talented writer. Thoroughly enjoyed the character development in Rosie. I don't typically read/favor books of this content (aka relationship based). However, I would recommend Rosie. Read full review

Review: Rosie (Rosie Ferguson #1)

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

I'm about to upset a lot of Anne Lamott fans. This book was awful. I picked it up, along with the sequel (Crooked Little Heart) at a used book store for about $1. After the profanity, explicit sex ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Grace (Eventually), Plan B, Traveling Mercies and Operating Instructions, as well as seven novels, including Rosie and Crooked Little Heart. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Northern California.

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