All New People
A NovelBook - 2000
With generosity, humor, and pathos, Anne Lamott takes on the barrage of dislocating changes that shook the Sixties. Leading us through the wake of these changes is Nanny Goodman, a girl living in Marin County, California. A half-adult child among often childish adults, Nanny grows up with two spectacularly odd parents: a writer father and a mother who is a constant source of material. As she moves into her adolescence, so, it seems, does America. While grappling with her own coming-of-age,Nanny witnesses an entire culture's descent into drugs, the mass exodus of fathers from her town, and rapid real-estate and technological development that foreshadow a drastically different future. In All New People , Anne Lamott works a special magic, transforming failure into forgiveness and illuminating the power of love to redeem us.
Publisher: Washington : Counterpoint Press, 2000, 1989.
Branch Call Number: LAM
Characteristics: 166 p.