Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Every Last One

 
Waiting On” Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?  Here's my pick:

Every Last One; Anna Quindlen 
Random House - 4/26/2010
AMAZON
 
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.
 

26 comments:

  1. Sounds like a powerful read, most definitely!

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  2. I think I've read all of Quindlen's novels.. will keep an eye out for this one, too.

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  3. I think a lot of people will be waiting for this one!

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  4. LOL, that's too funny :D (same pick as Jill) I guess I really need to put this on my tbr list. I wasn't thrilled with Rise & Shine but I'll give this a try.

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  5. Oh, I adore Quindlen's books! For weeks, it seems, I don't see anything I want...and now, today, I've found several!

    Here's mine:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/02/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  6. I really liked Rise and Shine (the one Quindlen novel I've read), and this one looks great too. Thanks for making me aware of it!

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  7. Haha! Love it...great minds and all... :)

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  8. Looks and sounds very nice.
    Great pick for the week.

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  9. I like her books too. Have a great week! Here is mine.

    Books and Life

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  10. I haven't read any of her books,it looks like a lot of people do though. Enjoy it when it comes.

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  11. A little to serious for my taste, but I hope that it is something that you will enjoy. Here's Mine.

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  12. Oh, this does sound really good!!

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  13. Sounds pretty intense. I've read a few of hers and have enjoyed them.

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  14. Looks like there are some great books being released this year!!

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  15. Sounds like it's worth waiting for!

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  16. I almost chose this novel too! But, I went with Ian McEwan's Solar (http://bit.ly/c50sMM) for my "waiting" pick.

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  17. I almost chose this novel too! But, I went with Ian McEwan's Solar (http://bit.ly/c50sMM) for my "waiting" pick.

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  18. You and Jill must be on the same wavelength today! :-)

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  19. I've never read any Anna Quindlen, but have always heard good things.

    Here's my post (a bit late! Still new to this book blogging thing).

    http://bookwanderer.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/cant-wait-for-plus-books-on-the-go/

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  20. I, too, have never read any Quindlen, but this sounds like a really good book. I am going to have to keep my eyes open for it. Thanks for the spotlight on this one!

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  21. This sounds so good. I'm a fan of Anna Quindlen's writing.

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  22. I haven't read and Quindlen in a while. This one should go on my list. Thanks.

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  23. I'd rank Qindlen up there as one of my favorites. I'll look forward to this one.

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