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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
March 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
4.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Winnie Hank ,

Carry the One

Poignant and thoughtful account of how an accidental death can irreversibly alter the lives of those involved. How each one reconciles with themselves and the world their guilt and responsibility. Many times I found myself re-reading the lines to gather and enjoy their depth and intuitiveness.

K reader ,

Carry the One

I swam in these characters, so well drawn. This book is a velvet hammer.

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