Rosie Coloured Glasses (Paperback)Brianna Wolfson (author)
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Little Miss Sunshine meets About a Boy in this piercingly bittersweet novel which shows how the most meaningful love can last a lifetime.
Willow's mother Rosie isn't like the other mums. She's wears every colour of the rainbow, has midnight feasts, and sends Willow to school covered in paint.
Meanwhile, Rex is the sort of father who checks Willow's homework, has a rule for everything, and would never dream of playing in the dirt.
Now Rosie and Rex live in different places, Willow knows her mum needs her even more. But Rosie's multi-coloured way of looking at the world can be overwhelming. These days, it feels like Rosie is spinning off her axis - and taking Willow with her. As if, one day, Rosie might disappear for good.
And what would happen to Willow then?
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
'A brilliant and beguiling debut exploring the highs and heartbreaking lows of love. Sparkling, insightful and honest, the Thorpe family's powerful story will stay in my thoughts for a long time.'
Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
'What a wonderful, emotional ride! It's like the Ordinary People of the 21st century...such an achievement!'
Robyn Carr, NYT#1 bestselling author of What We Find
'Heartbreaking and beautiful all at once, this novel is a stained glass window pieced together from shards of broken family life, sweet memories, mental illness, chaos, love, and pain that create an illuminated picture of what it means to survive one's childhood.'
Bunmi Laditan, author of Confessions of a Domestic Failure
'Rosie Colored Glasses is tender and bright, a compelling novel of a young girl (who completely owned my heart) and the mother she adores and fears and needs so badly. Brianna Wolfson is a wonderful writer. She has captured so brilliantly the demons and angels of mental illness, love and longing.' Luanne Rice, NYT bestselling author of The Beautiful Lost
'Rosie Colored Glasses is a bittersweet, tender exploration of many kinds of love. This compelling novel with unpredictable turns reveals what love can save and what it can't. The unexpected ending, which feels authentic, is uplifting in its affirmation of joie de vivre and the importance of accepting those we love not only for their strengths but for their quirks.'Helen Klein Ross, award-winning author of What Was Mine
'A great debut ... Brianna Wolfson's Rosie Colored Glasses has such an engaging voice it is irresistible.' J.P. Monninger, author of The Map That Leads to You
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