Imperfect Birds

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Imperfect Birds

By Anne Lamott

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594485046, 317pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

Description
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 Birds" is Anne Lamott's most honest and heartrending novel, exploring our human quest for connection and salvation as it exposes the traps that life-and we-set for ourselves.


About the Author
Anne Lamott is the author of the "New York Times "bestsellers "Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required;" "Grace (Eventually); Plan B;""Traveling Mercies;" and "Operating Instructions," as well as several novels, including "Imperfect Birds, Rosie "and "Crooked Little Heart." A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in northern California.