Every Last One
In this breathtaking and beautiful novel, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions. Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother,... show more
In this breathtaking and beautiful novel, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions. Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterwards is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible line of hope and healing that connects one human being with another. Ultimately, in the hands of Anna Quindlen’s mesmerizing prose, Every Last One is a novel about facing every last one of the the things we fear most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel, to live a life we never dreamed we’d have to live but must be brave enough to try.
Publish date: April 13th 2010
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
The authorAnna Quindlen is an American journalist and opinion columnist whose New York Times column, Public and Private, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. She began her journalism career in 1974 as a reporter with The New York Post. Between 1977 and 1994 she held several posts at The Ne...
SO was not expecting this book to be what it ended up being, but really enjoyed it!
I will be reading more Anna Quindlen. This was my first Quindlen novel, and I found myself reading along and thinking, "I'm really enjoying these characters. They're so real. They're really so much like my own family. I love how this author gets out of her own way." And then, right at 50% of the way...
Audiobook version from Audible.com, read by Hope Davis. This was my first experience with Anna Quindlen's work, and I chose to listen to this book on the strength of the user reviews. It did not disappoint. It has been a long time since I've become so immersed in the emotions of a story that I compl...
Really disliked this book, a rambling narrative with parts of the story wandering away into abstract memories and rarely, if ever, making it back to the main point. The characters are bland and unlikeable, especially the main character. It was the sort of book, that I read in an afternoon as I was s...