Now that the April print edition of BookPage is available online and in bookstores and libraries, I want to highlight one of our features: Karen Holt’s interview with Anne Lamott about Imperfect Birds, a poignant family story about the harrowing challenges of raising a teenager—an experience Lamott knows well as the mother of a 20-year-old.
The teen in the novel is the volatile 17-year-old Rosie: “She’s affectionate one minute, then furious, then scornful, forcing her mother onto a harrowing emotional rollercoaster Lamott thinks many parents will recognize,” writes Holt. Rosie’s mother, Elizabeth, battles her own demons, and the novel alternates between each character’s point of view.
To learn more about some of the personal experiences that inspired this story, read Lamott’s interview in BookPage. Also, leave a message in the comments section to enter to win a copy of Imperfect Birds. We’re giving away four copies, so enter now—your chances are good!
What’s a favorite or memorable mother-daughter pair from literature? The Deadline is Friday, April 9 at 10 a.m.