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.
About the Author
Anna Quindlen est l'auteur de cinq best-sellers, dont quatre sont aujourd'hui traduits en francais: "Contre C ur", "Noir comme l'Amour", "L'Enfant sourira peut-etre" et "Tous sans exception". Elle a egalement ecrit des essais tels que "Petit Precis du bonheur". Journaliste celebre, elle a signe dans le New York Times une serie de chroniques qui lui ont valu le prix Pulitzer en 1992, ainsi qu'une autre serie pour "Newsweek", de 2000 a 2009.
“Spellbinding.”—The New York Times Book Review
“In a tale that rings strikingly true, [Anna] Quindlen captures both the beauty and the breathtaking fragility of family life.”—People
“We come to love this family, because Quindlen makes their ordinary lives so fascinating.”—USA Today
“Packs an emotional punch.”—The Washington Post
From the Paperback edition.