Rosie: A Novel

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Penguin, 1997 - Fiction - 275 pages
155 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
Plot is realistic and, sadly,very believable. - Goodreads
Loved it but disappointed by the ending. - Goodreads
A life story and a love story. - Goodreads

Review: Rosie (Rosie Ferguson #1)

User Review  - Geoff Young - Goodreads

Gave up halfway through this one. I adore Lamott's nonfiction works, and I realize this was only her second novel, but nothing clicked for me. Characters failed to capture my imagination, voices were ... Read full review

Review: Rosie (Rosie Ferguson #1)

User Review  - Kourtney Collum - Goodreads

I've only read one other book by Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird, which I really enjoyed). I like her writing style and I enjoyed the character of Rae, but I was troubled by some of the book. For an author ... 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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