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by Anna Quindlen


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Every Last One is a breathtaking novel. Quindlen writes superbly about families, grief and betrayal. I was completely mesmerised by this book and Mary Beth and the Latham family will stay with me for a long time to come" (Lisa Jewell)

Every Last One is a breathtaking novel. I was completely mesmerised by this book and Mary Beth and the Latham family will stay with me for a long time to come" (Lisa Jewell). Every Last One, the eloquent sixth novel by former New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen, moves, in the turn of a page, from cosy, slow-burning American pastoral to the gripping stuff of nightmares" (Guardian). A spellbinding tale" (New York Times).

Anna Quindlen is the author of five bestselling novels (Rise and Shine, Blessings, Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue), and six nonfiction books (Being Perfect, Loud & Clear, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, How Reading Changed My Life). She has also written two children's books (The Tree That Came to Stay, Happily Ever After). Her New York Times column "Public and Private" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her column now appears every other week in Newsweek.

Every Last One is a breathtaking novel.

Anna Quindlen is a masterful story teller and I’ll read one of her happier books next time, but this one is amazing. 5 people found this helpful.

Literature & Fiction. Anna Quindlen is a masterful story teller and I’ll read one of her happier books next time, but this one is amazing.

Every Last One is a mesmerising and devastating portrait of family life, and a testament to the power of a mother's love .

Every Last One is a mesmerising and devastating portrait of family life, and a testament to the power of a mother's love and determination. It is Anna Quindlen's finest work to date. Imprint: Windmill Books. Every Last One, the eloquent sixth novel by former New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen, moves, in the turn of a page, from cosy, slow-burning American pastoral to the gripping stuff of nightmares".

The Lathams seem to have it all. Health, wealth, a vibrant family life - as Mary Beth Latham contemplates a life built around home, friends and community, she has every reason to feel fulfilled and content

The Lathams seem to have it all. Health, wealth, a vibrant family life - as Mary Beth Latham contemplates a life built around home, friends and community, she has every reason to feel fulfilled and content. That is, until one of her sons begins to unravel. As Mary Beth focuses on him, she discovers that the comfortable life she has spent years constructing has been shattered by a single traumatic moment.

Author : Anna Quindlen. Publisher : Windmill Books. Every Last One is a mesmerising and devastating portrait of family life, and a testament to the power of a mother's love and determination. Users who liked this book, also liked.

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 most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel, and about living a life we never dreamed we'd have to live, but find ourselves brave enough to tr. .

Also by anna quindlen . Last year around this time, a woman hired us to put in hundreds of flowering plants for her daughter's outdoor wedding. o president of a club that concerns itself with what they call the enslavement of the people of Tibet, and a member of the council that meets with the principal once a week to tell him what is going on at school. Oh, you're Ruby Latham's mother," people sometimes say to me when I introduce myself. She is not what I envied in high school, the popular girl.


Comments: (7)

Faebei
A lot of this book is just the day-to-day life of a family, but I enjoy walking in others' shoes through books, so I liked it. The rest of the book is about something unexpected, and this something plus the results of that have stayed with me for a couple of weeks now. I would give the book five stars if I thought it was a book for everyone, but I think some people may not want to read such a sad story.
SARAND
Anna Quindlen has a way with words. I "read" this as part of my book club last month and really enjoyed it. Sometimes the narrator on audible books can really make or break how you end up feeling about the book and in this case, it was very well done. Some other reviewers have complained about the first half of the book being too mundane but I felt really drawn into the story and loved the character development as we learned about the family members and their individual personalities. The second half of the book is very emotional and heart-wrenching as the main character learns to adjust to this horrific event in her life. Overall, a well developed story, exceptionally written and relatable.
lacki
And it took me a little while to find the rhythm of it. It seemed as if everything was being told in snapshots. Grief snapshots of time with an explanation of the picture. The main character was a woman with a husband and three children. She is a good person, in the way we are all good. Her family was her entire Center. And that is what I came away knowing about her. She did other things but her family was her entire Center. I didn't feel as if any other character had that. A fleshing out. They felt incomplete for me. It took a bit for me to understand that this book is about her. Entirely about her. About her after. I didn't realize how emotionally I had connected until I found myself crying. It was a very good read. The only other Anna quindlen books I've read is black and blue. I will be reading another
Jode
This was a very good book that held my interest throughout. It built from a slow beginning to points where I had trouble putting it down. The ratings from my book club were a bit mixed, as the story line came close (at some points) to our own life experiences. It led to a lot of compare and contrast discussion as well as, how I would have, how I have, managed some of the issues detailed in the story line. I would recommend it for a book club selection as lively discussion is so much desired and the range of human emotions is such that everyone will find a talking point.
BORZOTA
...that sneaks up on you. Anna Quindlen surprised me in this book. Then surprised me again. And again. She is a masterful story teller who can take the most mundane things and contextualize them into significant moments. Quindlen utilizes this skill as she quietly draws the reader into the Latham family. We see the good, the bad, the ordinary and think we know where the story is going. Then Quindlen blasts us out of the water and the story moves away from what we mistakenly view as the climax to focus on the inner life of one woman trying to continue on when her world has been blown to bits. This story is about family, friends, love, loss, and most of all: life. I highly recommend this deeply compelling story to all readers.
Ynonno
Anna Quindlan excels at capturing realistic emotional situations and creating characters that seem like people you might know. This story about a privileged family (no financial worries, although the teenagers have had their share of emotional issues) and a terrible tragedy that shatters their seemingly stable household. Beautifully written, emotionally powerful. If you like stories that center on family and community, this is one for you.
Shezokha
Well-written, of course. Beautiful characters. Again, of course. From the beginning the reader knows someone is going to die or be maimed for life, so I was constantly guessing who it might be, but you don’t find out what tragedy befalls until half-way through the book. Do not read ahead!!! Anna Quindlen is a masterful story teller and I’ll read one of her happier books next time, but this one is amazing. Don’t miss it.
I'm a huge fan of Anna Quindlen. This book exemplifies her talent at quiet character development and subtle plotting. By the time the climax of the story came, I was so involved with the characters they felt like personal friends and I needed a box of tissues. This book hits hard at the heart of every woman, asking the question that haunts us all; what really makes a good mother? Mary Beth, the mother who tells the story, is forced to examine her actions and her motives in this poignant tale. The first part of this great story might seem a little slow, but stick with it. The rewards are great.
Every Last One: The stunning Richard and Judy Book Club pick download epub
Author: Anna Quindlen
ISBN: 0091936934
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Random House; 1st Edition edition (2010)