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Imperfect Birds

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ISBN-10: 1594485046

ISBN-13: 9781594485046

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anne Lamott

List price: $16.00
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A powerful and redemptive novel of love and family-from the beloved bestselling author. Seventeen-year-old Rosie Ferguson is smart, athletic, and beautiful- everything her mother, Elizabeth, and stepfather, James, hoped she would be. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the well-adjusted teenage life that Rosie claims to be leading is a sham. Slowly and painfully, Elizabeth and James are forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to them-and that her deceptions have profound consequences for them all. Imperfect Birdsis Anne Lamott's most honest and heartrending novel, exploring our human quest for connection and salvation as it exposes the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Anne Lamott was born on April 10, 1954 in San Francisco, California. She began writing when she returned to California after spending two years at Goucher College, but her early efforts, mostly short stories, met with little success. The turning point in her writing came with a family crisis, when her father was diagnosed with brain cancer. She wrote a series of short pieces about the traumatic effect that serious illness has on a family. These pieces were published, and they eventually became the basis of her first novel, Hard Laughter, published in 1980. During the 1980s, she wrote three additional novels, Rosie, Joe Jones and All New People. In 1989, her life took another turn when her…