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Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott
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Jul 07, 08

Read in July, 2008

I have read most of LaMott's non-fiction writings and have enjoyed all of them. This novel is no exception. I truly enjoy her writing style and her sentences are works of art. The plot develops slowly so their is ample time to get to know the characters before you are thrown into the throes of conflict. There is time to become involved their lives and share the same problems and issues that are part of yours. By the end of the book all the plots are completed, and closure is created. There are beautifully written descriptive phrases sprinkled throughout.

"Rae had become a Christian two years before. She also remained a left wing activist, but now she tried to see Jesus in everyone..."

"She didn't look like the beautiful girls. She was a little stick figure."

"Rosie was aware that things she said hurt her mother, but why did her mother have to be so annoying, so weird?"

"The sun smelled warm, like laundry in the dryer, like melting yellow crayons."



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message 1: by Beth (new)

Beth love the melting yellow crayons=smell of the hot sun line!


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