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"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 --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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With the same winning combination of humor and honesty that marked her recent nonfiction bestsellers, Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott's new novel gives us an exuberant, richly absorbing portrait of a family for whom the joys and sorrows of everyday life are magnified under the glare of the unexpected.
Rosie 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, is wrestling 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 what road must we walk with our flawed and crooked hearts?
Brilliantly written, inhabited by superbly realized characters, funny and human and wonderfully suspenseful, "Crooked Little Heart is Anne Lamott writing at the peak of her considerable powers. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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JEAN G. DERUBENS
5.0 out of 5 stars From child to teen, girls change from dog to cat
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Rocci Hildum
4.0 out of 5 stars A coming of age story that is just a little crooked . . . which makes it ring as true
Reviewed in the United States on 14 October 2008
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every tennis play has been in a situation where they doubt a call, and even their own.
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L. M. Masson
3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of Lamont's finer efforts
Reviewed in the United States on 12 January 1998
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was a book that blew me away
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written with thoughtful insights into the nature of grief and growing up.
Reviewed in the United States on 27 June 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anne Lamott at her best
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4.0 out of 5 stars The teenage conundrum
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