Crooked Little Heart
Anne Lamott (Author)
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DescriptionRosie Ferguson, in the first bloom of young womanhood, is obsessed with tournament tennis. Her mother is a recovering alcoholic still grieving the death of her first husband; her stepfather, a struggling writer, must wrestle with his own demons. And now Rosie finds that her athletic gifts, once a source of triumph and escape, place her in peril, as a shadowy man who stalks her from the bleachers seems to be developing an obsession of his own. Crooked Little Heart asks big questions in intimate ways: What keeps a family together? What are the small heartbreaks that tear at the fabric of our lives? What happens to grief when it goes underground? And on what road must we walk with our flawed and crooked hearts?
May 18, 1998
5.26 X 8.02 X 0.7 inches | 0.56 pounds
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About the Author
ANNE LAMOTT is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Almost Everything; Hallelujah Anyway; Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; and Operating Instructions. She is also the author of seven 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.
"Pulses with an emotional generosity that is rare." --San Francisco Chronicle "Eloquent, detailed, emotionally honest... Lamott deserves praise for telling it like it is." --People "Crooked Little Heart... incapacitated me for several days. I could do little else but move from one reading post to another throughout my house and yard, and follow the continuing story of Rosie Ferguson in the summer of her 13th year.... The writing is threaded with precise imagery, tenderness, and high humor." --L.A. Weekly "Lamott's descriptive talents are considerable and... consistently evocative. Crooked Little Heart is likely to win [her] the huge and appreciative audience her masterful fiction demands." --Boston Globe