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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Quiet Storm Books; First Edition edition (October 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971429650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971429659
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,352,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a wonderful story about four friends who help each other through the joys and sorrows of life. Ms. O'Brien captures the joy of friendship, the challenges of life, and does it all with humor and understanding. I read this book in one sitting and can't wait for Rosemary's next book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Rosemary O’Brien has been writing professionally for over 15 years, her first career having been as an actress in musical theatre. She lives in Southern Connecticut and loves to write about her hometown of West Haven, Connecticut. FIRST SATURDAY was originally published in 2002 and earned her a loyal readership. O’Brien is especially proud of all of the cancer survivors who told her she just “gets it.” Read more about Rosemary O’Brien and her work at www.RosemaryOBrien.net. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Rosemary O'Brien has been writing professionally for over 15 years, her first career was as an actress in musical theatre. She lives in Southern Connecticut and loves to write about her hometown of West Haven, Connecticut. FIRST SATURDAY was originally published in 2002 and earned her a loyal readership. O'Brien is especially proud of all of the cancer survivors who told her she just "gets it." Her second novel, SCRAPS, was published in 2013.

Her latest book isn't a novel at all, but a guide to pocket parks and public spaces in New York City. BEST POCKET PARKS OF NYC is the first publication of her new company, Pocket Parks Publishing. Rosemary plans on publishing guides to pocket parks and green spaces in various cities in the U.S. and in London. To learn more about Rosemary O'Brien or her latest projects, go to http://www.PocketParksNYC.com or visit her author page at http://www.RosemaryOBrien.net.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 18, 2003
Format: Hardcover
As women, we all know the extraordinary value of our female friendships. We
know the support system, the laughs, the tears. Rosemary O'Brien's "First
Saturday" is a celebration of those adult female relationships. O'Brien's writing
style flows easily off the page, bringing you instantly into these women's lives
and homes--you feel as if you are sitting there at the table with them, sipping
coffee and listening. Their stories are the stories of women everywhere--real
and raw. This book reminds us that life may not be easy, and it may not be
made easier by friends, but that you can count on your friend being there and
holding your hand throughout. When you close the last page of this book, you
feel as if you have made four new friends, and you know that through the bonds
among women, there will be a hand held out for you when you need it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 23, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Audrey meets with her three closest friends in West Haven, Connecticut on the First Saturday of every month to share their lives, stories, and concerns. Audrey is a 35 year old woman who has just found out she has cancer. First Saturday is the story of how, together with her friends, Audrey comes to cope with this new and unknown misfortune. Deftly written and with complex, sometimes surprising, but ultimately satisfying conclusion, First Saturday marks Rosemary O'Brien as a discernibly gifted author and will leave the reader eagerly looking forward to her next novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I loved the women Rosie writes about. We all know or were one of them at some point in our life. You grow to know them as if you could pick up the phone and call to see what happens next!
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Format: Hardcover
I have just completed the reading of Rosemary O'Brien's "First Saturday" and found it well written and touching. It is a down to earth protrayal of how friendships based on love of each other and built on trust will last through the years and how these friends are there to support each other during times of need. The way Ms. O'Brien tells this story and deals with such issues as cancer, suicide, teenage angst really makes you think about your daily life and how sometimes we get wrapped up in some of the trivial happenings in our lives when there are bigger things out there that could adversely affect our lives. The closeness of these 4 women seems hard to believe at times as well as the attitudes of the teens she portrays and it only makes me yearn for the days when such relationships were the norm instead of the exception. Strong work.
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