Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Carry the One; Carol Anshaw

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here's my pick:

Simon and Schuster - March 2012
   
This stunning, break-out achievement has already been hailed by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, for presenting “passion and addiction, guilt and damage, all the beautiful mess of family life. Carry the One will lift readers off their feet and bear them along on its eloquent tide.” 

 Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidently hits and kills a girl on a dark, country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, connect and disconnect and reconnect with each other and their victim. As one character says, “When you add us up, you always have to carry the one.”

Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest tragedies and joys of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we’d expect. Deceptively short and simple in its premise, this novel derives its power and appeal from the author’s beautifully precise use of language; her sympathy for her very recognizable, flawed characters; and her persuasive belief in the transforming forces of time and love.

Do you like the sound of this one?

22 comments:

  1. I got that book at SIBA and it does look fabulous!

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  2. Your review surely makes Carry the One sound like a worthy read. Sounds true to life.

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  3. This is a new one for me! Sounds interesting!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  4. yep, have read a couple of reviews of this one and it sounds great.

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  5. Oh, I do love the sound of this one! Very much a novel about the ties that bind...and sometimes chafe. Secrets and tragedies always make a good story, and this one sounds like it has some unique twists.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This one does sound very good. I think it will go on my very long list.

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  7. This sounds really good and Emma Donoghue's seal of approval makes me even more excited about it!

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  8. This one does sound so good, even if it's a little out of my comfort zone reading.

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  9. Have to read this one, great pick!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday_09.html

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  10. This does sound good. I particularly like the fact that Emma Donoghue has good things to say about it!

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  11. This book sounds amazing, and is getting some pretty big accolades! I would love to read this one and am adding it to my list!

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  12. This does sound like a good read! I think it must go on my wish list!

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  13. Sounds really interesting and also a made for movie book..
    Happy Reading!

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  14. I think this one sounds great!! I love this type of story.

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  15. Already put this one on my list. Sounds like one of those books that I could really get involved in.

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  16. This sounds like it will be one intense read!

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  17. This is the first I'm hearing about this book! Sounds great!

    -Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  18. This does sound excellent! Putting it on the list.

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  19. Me too, me too! I love this line: “When you add us up, you always have to carry the one.”

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