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Crooked Little Heart

A Novel

by Anne Lamott


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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...

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Anne Lamott (Author)

Anne Lamott is the author of the novels, Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, and All New People, as well as two works of nonfiction, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year and Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. A p...

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