Every Last One
Mary Beth Latham has built her life around her family, around caring for her three teenage children and preserving the rituals of their daily life. When one of her sons becomes depressed, Mary Beth focuses on him, only to be blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterward is a... show more
Mary Beth Latham has built her life around her family, around caring for her three teenage children and preserving the rituals of their daily life. When one of her sons becomes depressed, Mary Beth focuses on him, only to be blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterward is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible lines of hope and healing that connect one human being to another. Ultimately, as rendered in Anna Quindlen’s mesmerizing prose, Every Last One is a novel about facing every last one of the things we fear the most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel.Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Publish date: March 22nd 2011
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
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...