- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (June 1 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140264795
- ISBN-13: 978-0140264791
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.5 x 19.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #294,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rosie Paperback – Jun 1 1997
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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
About the Author
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 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.
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This book takes you through Rosie's young life, and forces you to roll your eyes at her weak, self indulgent, totally irritating mother. Uncharactaristically, Lamott allows a molestation to be solved by a letter to the Child Protection Agency, seemingly erasing the memory and repercussions from Rosie's young mind forever.
I have to say some of the antics are humorous, and Rae is a colorful and wonderful woman. However, if you want this story but ten times better, read Lamott's non fiction.
Lamott's idiosyncratic literary voice is not far removed from her public one, which I was lucky enough to catch on the radio one night, and I think it is this element that is indispensable to her particular formula, rather than subject material. Anyway, give this one a try. Who knows? You might just ... like it?
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