Rosie

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Viking Press, 1983 - Fiction - 275 pages
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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)

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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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User Review  - Jackie Keating - Goodreads

Reminds me of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" but set in San Francisco and a bit slower going Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
39
Section 3
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About the author (1983)

Anne Lamott was born on April 10, 1954 in San Francisco, California. She began writing when she returned to California after spending two years at Goucher College, but her early efforts, mostly short stories, met with little success. The turning point in her writing came with a family crisis, when her father was diagnosed with brain cancer. She wrote a series of short pieces about the traumatic effect that serious illness has on a family. These pieces were published, and they eventually became the basis of her first novel, Hard Laughter, published in 1980. During the 1980s, she wrote three additional novels, Rosie, Joe Jones and All New People. In 1989, her life took another turn when her son was born. Her next book, published in 1993, was a non-fiction effort called Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year. She wrote ironically, but candidly, about her struggles to adjust to her new role as a mother and a single parent, and her experiences with everything from sleep deprivation to financial and emotional uncertainty to concerns about what she would tell her son when he was old enough to ask about his absent father. Operating Instructions proved to be even more successful than her novels, and led to interviews on network news programs and a regular spot on National Public Radio. Her other works include Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life; Crooked Little Heart; Blue Shoe, Imperfect Birds, and Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son. Her title Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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