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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This is that book that I sort of liked just enough to keep reading, and then, as more pages stacked up on the left, found myself more and more engrossed in.

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It’s powerful, elegiac and carpl perfect characters you care about, hurt for and endear yourself to. Oct 28, Lisa Hura rated it it was amazing. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles.

Carry the One by Carol Anshaw – review

Carry the One is a marvellous novel, grown-up, smart and emotionally intelligent about people who, like the rest of us, try but mostly fail to keep our ducks in a row, “as if there was any reliable way of ordering ducks”.

Carry the One by Carol Anshaw. Her characters and their stories are bursting with a raw thr that is so often lacking in contemporary literature.


A group of drunk people, on their drive home from a wedding, hit and kill a little girl running across the road. Just ccarry read it right now.

I loved anshzw book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The writing is so smooth and the characters are two sister and a brother who are involved in a fatal accident which effects them in different way throughout their lives. A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life.

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That’s all Anshaww will I love the idea behind this book. Pink and green plaid shirt. But then a misfortune strikes—a tragedy so profound that it will deeply touch all these characters for the rest of their lives.

This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. Review first published on my blog: In fact, flawed characters tend to be the most interesting. A group of friends is gathered to attend a wedding.

Each of these are portrayed so eloquently, so beautifully.

Carry the One by Carol Anshaw

I found the characters in the novel quite cold and found it very difficult to csrry involved with the characters or the story. I wasn’t convinced that the accident was the primary rea I really enjoyed this novel. On another level, the effect on the family of the “tragic event” seemed overblown. It is one of only a handful of books in the past 5 years I’ve read twice just to experience the writing and nauances a second time.


Carry The One is one of those rare well crafted books on several levels. Even when I wanted to smack them in the head or shake some sense into them, I wanted pne to turn out well. But what makes the story of this particular group of people unique is the thing which binds these people together. Nick’s stories are about doing drugs, dating Olivia, and feeling guilty about the car accident the best of the “deepest pain, longings, I think a few more found it an average read.

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One particularly interesting interchange was the drug-addled brother’s interaction with the dead girl’s family. I was proud of Olivia; she had the hardest road of all, I think, but the peace she found came at a great price.

Following this is the fact that these individuals in an alcohol and drug haze get in a car and drive. I love the dual meaning