Donna Freitas The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano


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One day, Rose Napolitano's marriage ends. Her husband wants a baby - but motherhood has never been part of the plan.

One day, Rose Napolitano's marriage survives. She loves her husband. Could she reimagine her future?

One day.
One fight.
Nine different lives.

Following the butterfly effect of one life-defining choice, nine times over, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano winds through all the paths and decisions that shape a life. It cuts to the heart of what it means to be a woman. Every expectation, every choice, every path, every outcome - every piece of oneself that's lost and found along the way...

For every woman there are many stories.

These are Rose's.

About the Author

The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano is Donna Freitas's first adult novel. She has spoken at nearly two hundred colleges and universities about her nonfiction work. She is the author of Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention, as well as ten novels for children and young adults.

Donna has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on radio and television, from NPR's All Things Considered to The Today Show. Currently, she is a professor of creative writing at Adelphi University on Long Island. She lives in Brooklyn.

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'Honest and original, Rose Napolitano is a story for every woman - for anyone who's wondered "what if?", for anyone who's wondered where a different path might lead'
- Dawn O'Porter

'A thoughtful exploration of the choices that every woman makes . . . such an accomplished novel'
- Sheila O'Flanagan

'I was completely entranced by this beautiful and insightful book, right from page one. It's for every one of us who's wondered where a different choice or less expectation might've taken our lives. I'll remember this book for a long time... Hard recommend'
- Lucy Vine

'A powerful exploration of motherhood and feminism...thought-provoking and emotionally moving, this novel will have readers examining their own relationships and their own "what-ifs"'
- Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestseller

'Ambitious, compelling, and provocative, The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano delves deep into love, motherhood, and the complicated dance that is navigating the world as a woman-its intricate structure kept me turning pages and the questions posed therein kept me awake at night'
- Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author

'Engaging and precise ... This isn't one to miss'
- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

'Addictive ... highly literate escapism'
- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

'[A] heartfelt, thought-provoking novel'
- Booklist, Starred Review


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