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Abbigail N. Rosewood

Abbigail N. Rosewood

Abbigail N. Rosewood was born in Vietnam, where she lived until the age of twelve. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. An excerpt from her first novel won first place in the Writers Workshop of Asheville Literary Fiction Contest. She lives in New York.

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Latest reviews

  • “It is an extremely deep book, there is so much psychology behind these pages. I felt a deep connection with the main character and was genuinely hoping that this story will end well for here.”
    — Wandering Through Book Pages, Apr 18 2021
  • “An author who can evoke powerful emotional responses in her readers seemingly at will, Abbigail Rosewood’s ‘If I Had Two Lives’ is one of those rare novels that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself is finished and set back upon the shelf.”
    — Midwest Book Review, Jul 24 2019
  • The novel poignantly conjures the difficulties of reconciling the present with “an ungraspable history.”
    — The New Yorker, May 20 2019
  • “An engrossing tale of a Vietnamese woman without a country and the double life of an immigrant who must return to the place she fled to confront her memories.”
    — International Examiner, May 14 2019
  • “Rosewood has built a refreshing bildungsroman in which the protagonist — rather than simply finding the answers to life’s hard questions — discovers personal empowerment in a world that remains unfamiliar and broken.”
    — Los Angeles Review of Books, May 4 2019
  • “Haunting and harrowing, If I Had Two Lives is told with beautiful perception and detail, offering a unique view of late twentieth-century Vietnam and memories that continue to resonate, even in a new world.”
    — Foreword Reviews (Starred Review), May 1 2019
  • “If I Had Two Lives is a lyrical, exquisitely written novel that delves into ugliness in the most beautiful way.”
    — New York Journal of Books, Apr 15 2019
  • “Haunted by her past and uncertain of her future, the young woman must choose a path that will allow her to set her own course in life. A poignant tale of loneliness and love.”
    — Booklist, Apr 15 2019
  • “The debut novel explores love, identity, loss, and the ever-present past.”
    — The Millions, Apr 1 2019
  • She is conscious of an exact suffering; the absent counters in their motion—depicting the remoteness of anyone in transit.
    — BOMB Magazine, Mar 24 2019
  • "A wise, moving debut about a woman who grew up in a compound in Vietnam and was sent to New York as a young adult."
    — iNews, Feb 22 2019

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