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Rosie décide de quitter l'Italie pour retourner à Dublin s'occuper de sa tante Min, qui l'a élevée. En Irlande, l'ennui la gagne, elle décide donc de rédiger un manuel destiné aux plus de 50 ans, qui se transforme en un roman pressenti par un éditeur américain. Alors que Rosie se rend à New York, Min s'enfuit de sa maison de retraite et la rejoint. Aux Etats-Unis, les rôleRosie décide de quitter l'Italie pour retourner à Dublin s'occuper de sa tante Min, qui l'a élevée. En Irlande, l'ennui la gagne, elle décide donc de rédiger un manuel destiné aux plus de 50 ans, qui se transforme en un roman pressenti par un éditeur américain. Alors que Rosie se rend à New York, Min s'enfuit de sa maison de retraite et la rejoint. Aux Etats-Unis, les rôles s'inversent....

Title : Best Love Rosie
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ISBN : 9782848050676
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Number of Pages : 529 Pages
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Best Love Rosie Reviews

  • Lydia Presley
    2019-06-10 13:47

    What is it about the Irish? I've always been a sort of melancholy girl, I love overcast days, I find romance in bittersweet endings, so it's natural I'd gravitate toward a book with a description like this one.What I didn't expect to find was a book that so accurately reflects some emotions that I've been struggling with myself. Now, granted, I'm still about 20 years away from Rosie's age, so while this "coming of age" story is meant for an older generation, it still rings true for the single, childless woman in her 30's with absolutely no intention of that changing.Sound depressing? It really wasn't. What I found through the story was a gentle peace, a bittersweet happiness that made this book perfect reading for me. I shed a few tears, smiled more smiles and put the book down with a feeling of regret and a bit of wonder - because this wasn't a story that I read so much as a story I felt unfold slowly inside of me. I struggled for the first few dozen pages, trying to define the story with characters, with plot.. before just giving up and letting the words wash over me. This isn't one of those stories to read if you are seeking excitement, thrills or sweeping romance. Instead, reading this book is like lying on a blanket in a boat, on a quiet lake, and feeling gentle waves bobbing you slowly up and down, leaving you nothing to amuse yourself with but your own thoughts.That all sounds fairly sappy, but that's the mood Best Love, Rosie has put me in. NetGalley provided me with only the first part, so I had to go get the rest of it and it was well worth it. A beautiful final book from Nuala O'Faolain.

  • Sterlingcindysu
    2019-06-15 08:43

    2.5 rounded down. One star for the writing and one for the story, but really, this was a most depressing book. One older lady (69) kicks up her heels and heads to America, gets jobs and makes "older" lady (58) becomes a recluse in Ireland. Who does the author choose to follow? The recluse, Rosie! Rosie tries to write an inspirational booklet to make some quick cash and those "thoughts" are so negative even her publisher tells her to lighten up. Near the end she says, "Well, that's what I think humanity is: teams of people queuing up to jump off into death." See what I mean? She also thinks couples to go to restaurants, cook together and talk about eating in their old age are "greedy." I don't understand that one at all!

  • Kelly
    2019-05-27 09:51

    Ruminations on aging, love, sex and the meaning of life could be trite, but in the hands of this gifted writer they were funny, poignant and wise. There were so many passages I will copy and keep verbatim, including ruminations on the gift animals give us (“Animals are at the other end of the spectrum from such cold emptiness; they’re compact and warm and specific and they don’t seek for answers because they don’t know there are questions.”) to the importance and nature of love (“…its not just moths and snowflakes and waves and stars that are different from each other, no matter how many of them there are. Loving, and being loved comes in infinite shapes and patterns. Who knows what it will look like next time. Remember that.”) And to that end, when Rosie emerges from a period of profound mourning and sadness she has an epiphany of sorts that was nothing less than the same for me. (“[W]hat would it be like to be your own best friend, yourself? I thought about my friends and what I feel for them. I want to support them. I never want to hurt them...basically I’m fond of them the way they are, and if they want to stay the way they are, that’s fine with me….And then suddenly I saw that I’ve never been as kind as that to myself. Instead I’ve always ordered myself to change, instructed myself to improve. I’ve never approached myself with love…Loving yourself is not selfish indulgence. Love can open you up. Love can soften you so you can escape the old moulds (sic). Love is a delicate nurturing attentiveness. And when you direct that attentiveness at yourself, the frail shoots of a new you can slowly gather strength.”) This book was a delight, a joy, a treasure.

  • Jackie
    2019-05-23 11:56

    Although this book is not for everyone, not for young people, perhaps, I loved it. There are all kinds of love, and all kinds of ways to live out a life. The particularly Irish sensibility of this author informs every word and delighted me.

  • Aline
    2019-05-28 13:07

    Rosie has lived and worked around the world. But one day, she decides to go back to Ireland, to take care of Min, her old aunt that raised her. Min is depressed and drinks too much, so Rosie wants to help her: she goes to the library to find books about depression. But the books she finds don't seem interesting to her: they are written for young people. Rosie then decides to start writing her own book, with pieces of advice for the mature people. She gives her own "recipes" to grow old gracefully (and she also wants to earn money, since she stopped working to take care of Min).Rosie has to go to New York to meet an old friend of hers that can contact publishers for her. A few days after Rosie's arrival in NY, Min boards a plane and joins her niece in the city. The old lady is extremely happy in the United States and refuses to go back to Ireland. Rosie goes back alone, to take care of Min's cat and home. Back in Dublin, she learns that her grandfather's home won't serve the army anymore: they are giving it back to Min. Rosie decides to go to Stoneytown, where the house is, in order to see what it looks like."Best love Rosie" is a beautiful book about love and friendship. It's also a beautiful reflexion about maturity.Rosie,'s reflexion about the choices she made in her life is interesting too, and makes you feel really close to her, since we'll all eventually have to think about our life and the way we lived it.The way the author describes Stoneytown is absolutely gorgeous and makes this place magical not only for Rosie, but for the reader too!

  • Elizabeth Quinn
    2019-05-25 07:52

    Fans of Nuala O'Faolain's memoirs will find much that they recognize in this final novel published after her death in 2008. Rosie is a 50-something globe-trotter who comes home to Dublin to care for her 70ish Aunt Min. But in a somewhat unbelievable reversal, Min spends the book gallivanting across the US while Rosie is back in Ireland dealing with a tumble-down ancestral home on the seashore that has just been returned to them by the Irish government. Rosie's story includes a big cast of friends and lovers who all have problems of their own to solve as well as parts to play in Rosie's drama, a bit-past-midlife crisis that she detailed in her memoirs. At once poignant, funny, and bitter, the novel ends in optimism as Rosie, Min, and their friends try out new was of living for the second halves of their lives.

  • Collin Shea
    2019-05-26 09:06

    I loved this book, even though I cried my way through much of it. I'm not sure if the crying was because the author died recently, which makes me very sad, because I love her work and wish that there was more to look forward to, or because her writing on the subject of being a middle-aged woman touched so close to home.Whatever the reason, I didn't mind the crying, because I found the book so lovely in all its Irish melancholy.I think this book would appeal mostly to women, and probably to women over the age of 40, although I found myself surprised to find that the angst of middle-age can be just as interesting and complicated as the angst of youth. Although, perhaps I would no longer find the angst of youth nearly as interesting now that I'm no longer counted among the young.

  • Alesa
    2019-06-17 12:47

    A touching and beautifully written examination of middle age (the main character is about 55), mothers and daughters, older women (the aunt, the secondary character, is about 69), the coast of Ireland, family secrets, depression, loneliness, life purpose, creativity and lost opportunities.One of the delights of the book is the way that elderly Aunt Min kicks up her heels and rediscovers herself, much to her niece's surprise. It's never too late for serendipity, courage and creating a new persona.I also loved the historical details about an abandoned coastal settlement, and the terribly harsh life that its people endured before WWII.

  • Lorna
    2019-06-07 05:55

    Okay, so I can't say I have much in common with the main character of this book, Rosie, but I did enjoy it, and admire O'Faolain as an author. This book is best described as one of reflection, as Rosie, never married and in her 50s reflects on her life be it past loves, work, or her family. Her work live is in transition, as is her role as perceived caretaker of an aging aunt. You watch Rosie try to define herself in this new phase of life. Beautiful portrayed in Ireland--I too would long to spend time at the seaside cottage described in the book!

  • Karen
    2019-05-25 13:41

    Wonderful, poignant, sad, funny musings of a woman on the cusp of her life and how to move forward. I have enjoyed O'Faolain's books because of her lovely descriptions and her hard sense approach to life. This is one I will read again because there is so much wisdom and humor in her words. Sad to think we won't have any followups to this one. Just feel happy and full after this banquet of a book.

  • Erika Mager
    2019-06-08 11:48

    Es hat mich sehr berührt. Viele Gedanken über das Älterwerden, viele, dich selbst schon gedacht habe.Eine Frau, die versucht zufrieden zu altern. Und das, ohne den Sinn hinter all dem hier auf Erden zu erkennen.Ein Buch, zum zweimal lesen. Nichts für Frauen unter 45.

  • Lisa Welch
    2019-06-20 07:00

    This was by no means a horrible book, but I just could not get into it at all. Maybe if I were two decades older, I might identify with the author and her life a little more. This may be the very first book ever that I did not finish!!!!

  • Kathy
    2019-06-12 10:50

    Sad, funny, touching, thoughtful...I'll miss Min, Rosie, Andy, Tessa, Peg, Herself "the dog" and Bell the cat. Love the honesty and poignancy that this Irish writer brings to her stories.

  • Terri Welch
    2019-05-28 08:56

    Absolutely loved it! One of my very best favorites of the year. And it's published by my friend, Trish O'Hare. I encourage all my friends to check it out. Buy it. Read it. And enjoy.

  • Diane
    2019-06-15 11:51

    If I could give it 10 stars I would. Her best!

  • Caroline
    2019-05-29 09:59

    Une femme à la cinquantaine est confrontée à la fin d'une certaine vie: séduction, voyage, amour physique, et doit trouver d'autres chemins pour continuer à vivre la vie à pleines dents.

  • Mebhe
    2019-05-21 08:06

    Un petit bijou !!! J'ai adoré !

  • Angela Perkins
    2019-05-29 06:52

    Another great book by O'Faolain!

  • Leslie Dalton
    2019-06-13 08:06

    My Irishness is confirmed, so many of her thoughts have gone through my head albeit not as lyrically or magically expressed. I'll read more of her.

  • Rita
    2019-05-26 13:02

    I'm guessing I meant to add this as a book TO READ.

  • Ms. Online
    2019-05-20 10:05

    Published posthumously, O’Faolain’s final novel follows a midlife woman who leaves Dublin for new York City, undergoing transformations of body, mind and soul.

  • Meredith Kendall
    2019-05-24 10:06

    soooo good

  • Mary
    2019-06-17 06:07

    I liked it. A little hard to get into but worth reading. I love Irish people. It was about facing your older age and letting go of your youth. A look into being a childless woman was interesting.