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Rosie
     

Rosie

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by Anne Lamott
 

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If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, she'd spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, making fun of tedious suitors, 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, wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the long days aren't quite so long,

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If Elizabeth Ferguson had her way, she'd spend her days savoring good books, cooking great meals, making fun of tedious suitors, 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, wise-beyond-her-years alter ego. With Rosie around, the long days aren't quite so long, the long nights easily blunted by a few too many glasses of wine. 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 mystery. 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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"Rosie is a masterpiece, Anne Lamott is a novelist of genius." —Los Angeles Times

"A fine novel." —The New Yorker

"A strong, funny, and memorably original novel." —Alice Adams

"Anne Lamott is an original; a bright, fresh voice." —San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670608287
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1983
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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From the Publisher
Rosie is a masterpiece, Anne Lamott is a novelist of genius. (Los Angeles Times) A fine novel. (The New Yorker) A strong, funny, and memorably original novel. (Alice Adams) Anne Lamott is an original; a bright, resh voice. (San Francisco Chronicle)"

Meet the Author

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; StitchesSome Assembly RequiredGrace (Eventually)Plan BTraveling Mercies; Bird by BirdOperating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Fairfax, California
Date of Birth:
1954
Place of Birth:
San Francisco, California
Education:
Attended Goucher College in Maryland before dropping out to write

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Rosie 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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If you can get through the first 200 pages without throwing it out the window or tearing it to shreads - the story finally becomes heart warming and loving. If you like reading about children in unhealthy home environments, sex, drugs, alcoholism and enjoy being depressed then this is the book for you. If you prefer to walk away from your reading experience with a feeling of pleasure, insightfulness and inspiration - then stay clear. Anne Lamott shoves down your throat for 200 pages neglect, selfishness, a lack of commitment and direction and a mother's misguided sense of love and devotion to her child.