Rosie: A Novel

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Penguin, 1997 - Fiction - 275 pages
145 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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Appealing characters and good storytelling. - Goodreads
The ending was overdone, way too depressing. - Goodreads
Plot is realistic and, sadly,very believable. - Goodreads
A life story and a love story. - Goodreads
Loved it but disappointed by the ending. - Goodreads
It tied up too neatly and the pacing was weird. - Goodreads

Review: Rosie (Rosie Ferguson #1)

User Review  - Steph - Goodreads

What an interesting bunch of characters inhabit the pages of this Anne Lamott novel. They are humanly flawed and alternately annoying and endearing. I found myself rooting for the happy endings for these people. Read full review

Review: Rosie (Rosie Ferguson #1)

User Review  - Yvonne - Goodreads

I never warmed up to he protagonist. 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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