Imperfect Birds - Anne Lamott

Imperfect Birds

Artist Anne Lamott

  • Release Date: 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 97 Ratings


From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything, and Bird by Bird, a powerful and redemptive novel of love and family

Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent-she aced AP physics; athletic-a former state-ranked tennis doubles champion; and beautiful. She is, in short, everything her mother, Elizabeth, hoped she could be. The family's move to Landsdale, with stepfather James in tow, hadn't been as bumpy as Elizabeth feared.

But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Slowly and against their will, Elizabeth and James are forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to them-and that her deceptions will have profound consequences.

This is Anne Lamott's most honest and heartrending novel yet, exploring our human quest for connection and salvation as it reveals the traps that can befall all of us.


  • Imperfect Birds

    By Speedheater Queen
    Anne Lamott captures life's pain with humor and fantastic images. She transforms ordinary things into poignant events we can all feel or even have already felt. More,please.
  • Imperfect Birds

    By Scobop
    I didn't want this book to end. Read Rosie and Crooked Little Heart, and you'll come to love this family as much as I do. Ann Lamott so understands the language of parenting, especially the crazy inner conflicts and self-talk.
  • Imperfect birds

    By Imperfect birds
    I couldn't stop reading this book! With a teenager of my own, I could totally relate to everything the characters were going through. I strongly recommend this book to anyone with a tender heart and a love for people in all walks of life.
  • Good read

    By Amedawg1
    Nice character definition, but left me hanging in the end