Readers captivated by Bernadette in Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go… or Oskar in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close will embrace Rosie and Willow in this powerful debut novel about love, loss and the human heart.
Rosie Colored Glasses is at once whimsical and heartbreaking. Eleven year old Willow’s marrow burns with the friction of having to navigate the two homes of her newly divorced parents, when all she truly wants is to be with her mother Rosie. Rosie makes everything shine brighter and makes Willow feel special, feel loved…until Rosie’s own demons begin to surface and overtake her.
As Willow struggles to make sense of her world of extreme love and extreme loneliness, she learns how sometimes all the love in the world is not enough to save someone, no matter how hard one wishes for it… how the human heart can bend and break, but how it can also heal and is resilient enough to love again.