Carry the One by Carol Anshaw – Hailed as “beautifully observed” (The New York Times) and “a brilliant feat of storytelling” (The Boston Globe), Carol Anshaw’s. Carol Anshaw’s ‘Carry the One’ is a sharp and arresting work about the intersecting lives of three siblings. Such is the experience on opening Carol Anshaw’s moving and engaging new novel, “Carry the One.” Within a chapter it’s clear that Anshaw.

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The author makes token efforts to show that the girl’s death at the beginning of the novel had far reaching impact, but never proves her case. Because of the accident, we’re not just separate numbers. On another level, the effect on the family of the “tragi I enjoyed this rather despite myself, but I was never really able to forget I was reading something that someone had written as fiction.

Ghe was not a book that I would recommend to anyone.

Gathered for the wedding reception are of course, Matt and Carmen Jan 18, Natalie Richards rated it it was ok. Alice, whose growing success as a painter threatens their artist father, is a lesbian comfortable with her sexuality, something still depressingly rare in mainstream fiction.

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Carry The One is one of those rare well crafted books on several levels. Apr 24, C. And in the end, Anshaw gifts us or I should say, Olivia, who alone did time after the child’s death, and is given an especially closed, opaque personality with a small miracle, ccarol consoling touch whose mystery has been fully earned over the length of the book.


I’m not sure why this drove me so nuts. They begin an on-again, off-again affair.

Carry the One by Carol Anshaw – review

carrol We discover their thoughts, habits, talents, worries and secrets – especially in lieu of the accident. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. The girl shows up in Alice’s paintings in the gallery A group of friends is gathered to attend a wedding. But it ISN’T imagined. And while this book isn’t without its drama, some of the quieter moments are so beautifully written.

Anshaw captures, and blesses, her human creatures and a couple of dogs through ome patient accumulation of small, attentive touches. Oh, yeah, Carmen wasn’t in the car, although it was her wedding they were leaving.

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However, the book focuses on the three siblings: Asnhaw required Address never made public. Neither do I take issue with flawed characters, male or female.

A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. Folk songs are loudly sung, and as a pleasant haze of alcohol and pot permeates the evening, Carmen hopes, with only a little apprehension, “to sit out this early phase of her marriage, the mortifying dances segment”.

Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. To me, it was just a book about the lives of three people hhe day after day how they tried to get it right.


Alice’s stories are mostly carrt having sex with various women I guess the author or an editor thought that would be “erotically charged” like the jacket says, but I’m going with boring. I did enjoy the first 30 pages and thought I was in for a 5 star read, but after the page mark I struggled to even pick up the book and I know my reluctance in reading really shows my disinterest in the Novel. Better yet Anshaw uses this work to do typical conservative bashing.

Although I am sure that the characters could have reacted in the way that the author wrote, this book would certainly not build up someone who did accidently hit a child with their car. I have no issue with someone writing a story geared for women. Olivia, who was driving, is arrested for Casey’s death and accepts her punishment with a stoicism that shames carrry others. The reasons I dislike this book: A coming of age story about the effects of an abusive father and a not so present mother that really formed their choices in life, rather than how a tragic event changed their lives.

This beautiful and tenderhearted book all her books are tenderhearted, even at their most drily ironic joins elegan This book has gotten totally mixed reviews om Amazon, mostly, IMO, from readers who were looking for a Jodi Picoult kind of novel.