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Every Crooked Pot

(2007)
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In her heart, Nina Goldman knows that beauty is only skin deep. But as a teenager growing up in Akron, Ohio - with her larger-than-life father Artie, a colorblind carpet salesman and frustrated musician - the only thing Nina wishes for is.to be beautiful. Or at least normal. As if having such an eccentric dad wasn't enough, Nina has another issue to face: the mirror. Born with a strawberry birthmark over her eye, Nina spends countless hours applying makeup and trying out ridiculous hairstyles designed to hide here eye. Convinced that her birthmark is the only reason she's not popular and can't find a boyfriend, Nina must find other ways to survive high school. With a string of crazy exploits that have her riding in dryers and appearing on TV, Nina proves she'll do just about anything to fit in, and even more in the hope of finding love.


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Praise for this book

"It's so tempting to compare Renee Rosen's debut to similar auspicious literary starts - Anna Quindlen's Object Lessons comes to mind - but that would be doing the book a disservice since Every Crooked Pot stands in a class by itself. Populated with vivid characters, at the center of which is resilient heroine Nina Goldman, this bittersweet novel will lift hearts while at the same time making readers wonder, Where has Renee Rosen been hiding all these years?" - Lauren Baratz-Logsted

"Every Crooked Pot is a beautifully nuanced tale about an extrordinary family and even more extraordinary young woman. Not since Myla Goldberg's Bee Season has a first novel so deftly captured the complexities, joys, and frustrations of daughters and their families. It's hard to believe this is a debut--Rosen's voice is already as good as it gets. Keep an eye out for this rising star." - Sara Gruen

"Every Crooked Pot is a work of courage, with a dose of sassy audacity thrown in for good measure. Humiliation, sorrow, tears, humor and candor, this is a novel so full of heart and emotion, it's impossible to detach yourself from it. Renee Rosen is a rare find in today's jungle of women's fiction!" - Carrie Kabak

"Told with wit, wisdom, and characters so realistically drawn that they breathe, this poignant story of angst and redemption will touch the heart of anyone who ever longed to be normal enough to be loved." - Sandra Kring

"Every Crooked Pot is a funny, heartfelt and beautifully perceptive novel. In her insightful character study, Renee Rosen takes the reader deep inside the heart and mind of a delightfully real young protagonist. In her spirited portrayal of an ordinary -- yet improbable -- American family, Rosen illuminates great unspoken truths about young women, about daughters, and about all families." - Adrienne Miller

"Realistic, sharp and funny, Renee Rosen perfectly captures what it's like to be stuck on the outside longing to get in. A beautiful, poignant, and impressive debut--I didn't want it to end." - Alyson Noël


Used availability for Renee Rosen's Every Crooked Pot

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Every Crooked Pot
Author(s): Renee Rosen
ISBN: 1-4352-8255-8 / 978-1-4352-8255-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
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June 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Every Crooked Pot (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Renee Rosen
ISBN: 1-4177-8999-9 / 978-1-4177-8999-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Every Crooked Pot: A novel
Author(s): Renee Rosen
ISBN: 0-312-36543-8 / 978-0-312-36543-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Every Crooked Pot: A novel
Author(s): Renee Rosen
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU