Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers GRACE (EVENTUALLY), PLAN B, TRAVELING MERCIES and OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS, as well as seven novels, including ROSIE and CROOKED LITTLE HEART. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Northern California.
Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Anne Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax's life. Lamott and Sam struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work, as they both forge new relationships with Jax's mother.
At the beginning of Blue Shoe, Mattie Ryder thinks that life cannot get any more complicated. She is newly divorced and living with her two children in her childhood home, which is infested with rats and too many unanswered questions from her past. While the rat problem can be cured with an exterminator, coming to terms with her past will require Mattie to unravel her family secrets and learn some painful truths, especially about her father.