Friday, June 18, 2010

Book 44- Every Last One

Every Last One is a profoundly sad and powerfully written novel by author and columnist Anna Quindlen.

This is an unforgettable and beautifully written portrait of a mother and wife, of a woman who survives an unspeakable horror brought upon her life.

Mary Beth had built a wonderful life for herself and for her family. She and her husband Glen and their three children have a great life together. They are survivors. When one of her son's becomes depressed she gets him help. But in the midst of helping him she misses other things happening and her perfect world is shattered.

This is an amazing novel. I don't want to say any more so not to give any detail away. I've always been a fan of Quindlen's columns and this is the first novel of her's I've read. I enjoy her writing style most certainly, and they way she weaves a character is breathtaking. Excellent novel. Tragically sad, but excellent.

1 Comment:

Mary said...

Hi Maggie~ thanks for your visit & comments! What a speed reader you are :-) I wondered about this book, I had read a brief no spoiler review and wondered if the tragic aspect would be over the top for me. I may have to reconsider.

I need to peruse your book list when I have more time. We are out of town this weekend, so I can only have brief snatches of computer time, it will probably Monday before I can really catch up.