Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson
MIRA Trade Paperback Reprint; June 11, 2019
“What a wonderful, emotional ride! It’s like the Ordinary People of the 21st century…such an achievement!” —Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Summer That Made Us
SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH ROSIE COLORED GLASSES
Just as opposites attract, they can also cause friction, and no one feels that friction more than Rex and Rosie’s daughter, Willow. Rex is serious and unsentimental and tapes checklists of chores on Willow’s bedroom door. Rosie is sparkling and enchanting and meets Willow in their treehouse in the middle of the night to feast on candy.
After Rex and Rosie’s divorce, Willow finds herself navigating their two different worlds. She is clearly under the spell of her exciting, fun-loving mother. But as Rosie’s behavior becomes more turbulent, the darker underpinnings of her manic love are revealed.
Rex had removed his Rosie colored glasses long ago, but will Willow do the same?
Whimsical, heartbreaking and uplifting, this is a novel about the many ways love can find you. Rosie Colored Glasses triumphs with the most endearing examples of how mothers and fathers and sons and daughters bend for one another. (Publisher)
Praise for Rosie Colored Glasses:
“Rosie Colored Glasses begins with love, imagination and wonder, then slides into haunting loss and longing, but oh, how love remains and bursts forth to fill the story.”
–CAROL FITZGERALD, Bookreporter
“Brianna Wilson has done a marvelous and generous thing by writing Rosie Colored Glasses. I followed Willow with a hopeful, breaking heart, reminded how all of us, daughters, mothers, parents, children, are “different” in so many ways, and yet so beautiful and absolutely deserving of giving and receiving our love. “
–NANCY THAYER, New York Times bestselling author of Secrets in Summer
“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful
“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
“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.”
–HELEN KLEIN ROSS, award-winning author of What Was Mine
“Heartbreaking and beautiful all at once… a stained glass window pieced together from shards of broken family life that create an illuminated picture of what it means to survive one’s childhood.”
–BUNMI LADITAN, author of Confessions of a Domestic Failure
“A great debut … Brianna Wolfson’s Rosie Colored Glasses has a voice that is irresistible.”
–J.P. MONNINGER, award winning author of The Map That Leads to You
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