Carry The One

by Carol Anshaw

Carry the One

Hardcover, 253 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $25 | purchase

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Book Summary

When a car of inebriated guests from Carmen's wedding hits and kills a girl on a country road, Carmen and the people involved in the accident connect, disconnect and reconnect throughout 25 subsequent years of marriage, parenthood, holidays and tragedies.

Awards and Recognition

4 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List

NPR stories about Carry The One

Best Books Of 2012

Courage And Curiosity: The Best Heroines Of 2012

Carol Anshaw's taut novel of how a horrific accident propels three siblings on very different courses has many qualities to recommend it. It's sharp and wise and manages the impossible: to write about sex in a genuinely sexy way. But most of all, it has Alice.

Alice is the rumpled, heroic soul of the book — and possibly the year's most purely sympathetic character. An artist desperately in love with her elusive model girlfriend, jittering with need and trauma, she and her

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