At many times, the 241/2 hours of audio brought me to tears. John Irving's storytelling is complex and many of his characters are so richly developed, I now know some of them better than some of my friends. Like many Irving books, the story takes some wild turns and I am in awe at how he can create such a remarkable story. I was captivated through most of the book as he told the tale of three people who cope through the overwhelming accidents of life. A must for Irving fans.
Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent, athletic, and beautiful, and she even gets along with her stepfather, James. 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 her mother Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune to the pull 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 event is free and open to the public, however:
- There will be 'preferred admission' tickets released for this event. A ticket allows the holder into the auditorium to find their seats before the general public. Ticket holders must line up between 6 and 6:30pm, and tickets are void after 6:45pm.
- Tickets will be available to people who pre-order the book starting 3/25, or people who purchase the book at Vroman's Main Store once it comes out on 4/6.
- Customers will receive two (2) tickets with their book purchase/pre-order
- Anne Lamott will not be personalizing her books; Signature only