This was one book I never wanted to finish.
I did not have any sympathy for Elizabeth in this book,was enthralled with Rosie,and felt heartache for a child to have to endure the pangs of an alcoholic mother.
If you are not familiar with the writing of Anne Lamott, you have even more reason to read this novel.
I picked up Rosie because I loved both Traveling Mercies and Bird by Bird, two of Anne Lamott's nonfiction works. I wanted to try some of her fiction, but I'm very disappointed. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Je t'aime
I first heard of Anne Lamott when I came across this quote of hers: "Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive... Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by Jeffrey M. Hirz
I love Anne Lamott's writing with her gentle humor and quirkiness and her characters' inner struggles. Read morePublished on June 18, 2011 by booknblueslady
I needed the book for my Book Club, and was delighted the book arrived ahead of schedule.Published on September 17, 2010 by C. Lynch
In this somewhat autobiographical work, the author paints a sharp, poignant, and painful portrait of a widowed woman in her thirties, Elizabeth Ferguson, who, though blessed with a... Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by J. Grattan
I had to pace myself to not devour this fabulous book in 2 days. I am buying it for a friend now. All of the truths and the tiny amazing observations that are classic Anne Lammot,... Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by Tip
This one was a tough one for me to get into for the first 100 pages. Once I was fully immersed, I found that the characters were what drew me in. Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by K. Pietraszek
Excellent reading. Has some unexpected turns and one of them kind of leaves you hanging.Published on May 16, 2008 by Jane Adams
I have long been a big fan of Ann Lamont since first reading Traveling Mercies. I shared that book with friends and they too have enjoyed them. Read morePublished on March 18, 2008 by M. L. Rupp