Rosie by Anne LamottRosie by Anne Lamott


byAnne Lamott

Paperback | June 1, 1997

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Mercies; and Stitches, a wise and witty novel about motherhood. Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming in 2017.

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.
Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past r...
Title:RosieFormat:PaperbackPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140264795

ISBN - 13:9780140264791

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rosie is Lovely I am such a fan of Anne Lamott both in her fiction and her spiritual writings! Rosie is Elizabeth's little girl and what a little spit-fire she is! This novel is about Elizabeth, her mother newly widowed and an alcoholic. It explores addiction from both a child's viewpoint and from Elizabeth herself. It also shows the depths to which one must sink in order to rise.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely in love with Rosie If you liked Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees, you would love Rosie. Rosie reminds me of Kingsolver's Turtle: spunky, innocent, youthful embodiment of a deep, ingrained wisdom. I found Rosie's mother a bit infuriating, but only because Rosie is so perfect!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from simply magical I loved reading about Rosie and about her growing , learning, loving . Anything else i can say wouldn't be able to descibe this book so all I'll say is read it!
Date published: 2005-04-25

From Our Editors

The bestselling author of "Bird by Bird" and "Operating Instructions" delivers a witty and wise novel about the growing pains of motherhood. In the inimitable style that makes her delightful prose leap off the page, Anne Lamott has fashioned a true coming-of-age story with a modern-day twist. As a woman's daughter grows older and more curious, she must find a way to nurture her extraordinary daughter--even if it means growing up herself

Editorial Reviews

"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