Rosie Dunne

Ahern, Cecelia

Editorial: Chivers Sound Library, 2005
ISBN 10: 0792734807 / ISBN 13: 9780792734802
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Sinopsis: Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone knows it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex learns that his family is leaving Dublin for Boston. Devastated, Rosie and Alex make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the United States. She gets into Boston College, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place. But on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets some stunning news: she's pregnant by a boy she'd gone out with while on the rebound from Alex. Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing.

Review: Cecelia Ahearn's Rosie Dunne is the amusing story of Alex and Rosie, best friends who grow up together in Ireland and stay close throughout cross-continental moves, marriages, parenthood, family dramas. and professional triumphs. Friends for close to 50 years, the potential for romance between the pair is always under the surface, yet never seems to find the right time or place to become a reality.

Twenty-three year old Ahern, whose debut novel, PS, I Love You, was a modest hit with critics and readers alike, does not deviate much from the witty yet sentimental style she seems to naturally posses. Rosie Dunne is written through a series of notes, letters, IMs, e-mails, and text messages between the two protagonists and their various friends and family members. While this style is engaging at first, readers may eventually long for more substantial dialogue and fewer choppy exchanges. In fact, about halfway into the story, some may even feel the urge to skip ahead to what is almost an inevitable conclusion. However, the addition of entertaining secondary characters (such as Rosie's best friend Ruby and her overweight, yet oddly talented, salsa-dancing son) help keep the momentum going through one-to-many near misses between Rosie and Alex.

Overall, Rosie Dunne is a touching look at what happens when "the one" always seems to be just a tad bit out of reach. Still, one can't help wondering if this novel may have been better suited to a short but sweet episode of a half-hour sitcom. --Gisele Toueg

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Título: Rosie Dunne
Editorial: Chivers Sound Library
Año de publicación: 2005
Encuadernación: Audio CD
Condición del libro: Good

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