"A captivating portrait of the free-love, hippie world of Denver in the 1970s, brought to life in the pitch-perfect voice of a girl who scams and scavenges her way through childhood, carving her own identity and creating her own family along the way.

In her acclaimed debut novel, Joanna Rose brilliantly evokes a tumultuous era in our history and introduces an unforgettable heroine whose coming-of-age is at once delightfully idiosyncratic and touchingly universal.  -- GoogleBooks

 A carefully and skillfully wrought tale of one young woman’s brave attempt to understand the secret of who she is. —Robert Olen Butler

Little Miss Strange is a novel boldly reminding us that peace, love, and happiness weren't the only things to come out of the sixties and seventies...a gloriously descriptive novel, packed with colorful details reminiscent of the dream, the era of free-love left behind. -- Molly MacDermot, Redbook

Winner of there Northwest Booksellers Assn Fiction Prize / Oregon Book Award finalist