Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Every Last One by Anna Quindlen

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight an upcoming release you can't wait to read. 
Every Last One: A Novel
My pick this week is the new novel Every Last One by Anna Quindlen. I've only read one Anna Quindlen novel, Rise and Shine, which I really enjoyed. The publisher's synopsis of this new novel sounds fantastic.
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.
Every Last One will be released on April 13. Thank you, Random House for already having the Kindle edition available for pre-order and for releasing the Kindle version the same day as the hardcover.

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  1. I hope it's good. Her books have been hot or cold for me. I'll watch for reviews!

  2. I havent read any books by this author, i havent heard of her before, but maybe i will try this one.. :)

  3. I really like Anna Quindlen, and this looks like the kind of thing I'd love, although it sounds heart-wrenching.

  4. I've only read one other by her as well. I read Black and Blue and it just tore me apart. I still think about that novel. I will be curious to see what people make of this one.

  5. I hope you enjoy your book. Here's Mine

  6. I've never read anything by this author, looks like a great read!


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