Carry the One

Carry the One

Book - 2011
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Hailed as "beautifully observed" ( The New York Times ) and "a brilliant feat of storytelling" ( The Boston Globe ), Carol Anshaw's New York Times bestselling novel is one of the most acclaimed books of the year.

"When you add us up, you always have to carry the one."

Following a devastating moment in the hours after Carmen's wedding, three siblings and their friends move through the next twenty-five years under its long shadow. Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest calamities and triumphs of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another, and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we'd expect. Whether they take refuge in art, drugs, social justice, or love, Carol Anshaw's characters are sympathetic, funny, and uncannily familiar as they reflect back to us our deepest pain and longings, our joys, and our transcendent moments of understanding.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2011
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451656930
Branch Call Number: F ANSHAW
FICTION Anshaw 2012
Characteristics: 253 p. ; 24 cm


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Mar 05, 2017

I love Carol Anshaw, but this book isn't as strong as her first two novels, Aquamarine and Seven Moves.

Mar 17, 2013

Too trashy for me

quagga Aug 03, 2012

Beautiful language, great characters and a moving plot add up to a superb book.

Aug 03, 2012

Poignant, sad, tragic, but slowly paced and generally overdone.

gandelmom Jul 11, 2012

nancy's rec.

bdemian Jun 23, 2012

Funny, hip and smart, especially in her subtle cultural signifiers.

Jun 04, 2012

This cleverly titled book examines the impact of a fatal accident on a group of people. A character-driven novel full of humor and crisp dialogue.

dramaana May 31, 2012

A good basic idea, built upon layer by layer to form a very enjoyable (although devastating) story about life and loss. Would recommend!


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